A quintet of new works by architect Robert A.M. Stern are making their mark on various parts of Manhattan, all with his signature style. 70 Vestry Street is in the early stages of construction; 30 Park Place, which includes the Four Seasons Downtown hotel, opened its doors in October; 20 East End Avenue could open this year; and 220 Central Park South is on the rise adjacent to Billionaires’ Row. Today, we check in on his skyscraping residential building at 520 Park Avenue.
The site is located on East 60th Street between Park and Madison avenues, in the Lenox Hill section of the Upper East Side. When YIMBY last checked in on the development in August 2016, it had risen nearly 30 stories. Now, as seen in photos taken this week and posted to the YIMBY Forums by user ILNY/nyconstructionphoto.com, it has almost topped out. Façade installation has also nearly reached the top on at least one side.
When complete, the building, developed by Zeckendorf Development, will rise 54 marketed stories to a height of 737 feet, according to the latest building permit. According to the development’s marketing website, there will be 33 condominium units spread across what the Department of Buildings says will be 178,010 square feet of residential space. That works out to an average of just over 5,394 square feet per unit.
Of course, that is just the average. Among the units are several duplexes, marketed as a “home in the sky” spanning 9,100 square feet.
Amenities will include a “salon” along with a garden and pool, according to the building’s website. The project’s Schedule A also lists a wine cellar, space for 21 bicycles, a meeting room and screening room, a fitness center, and a children’s play room.