252 East 57th Street
A shimmering addition to the skyline, 252 East 57th Street is a 65-story luxury mixed-use tower in Midtown Manhattan. The building’s residential program is organized with rental units on the lower floors and high-end condominiums on the 36th floor and above. The unit mix — 173 rental apartments and 93 two- to five-bedroom condominiums — is positioned to maximize long-term value.
A distinctive facade features a glazing geometry that employs inversions in the exterior wall to give the building a dynamic presence. From the highest floors, the tower‘s inverted bay windows on the west and north elevations offer spectacular views of Central Park, while the east and south elevations overlook the 59th Street Bridge and the East River.
The curved windows also function in defining and separating living spaces by swooping into the floor plan.
SOM is collaborating with award-winning designer Daniel Romualdez on the condominium common spaces, including an elegant porte cochère, a double-height residents’ lounge, and a private spa with a 75-foot indoor swimming pool.
Offering vital amenities for urban living, the development contains commercial space and two public schools, also designed by SOM. The project was the result of a successful public-private partnership that included Worldwide Group and Rose Associates.