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PeterQM Apr 14, 2017 5:30 PM

Construction Back on Track at DDG's 180 East 88th Street
April 13, 2017

DDG’s ravishing Upper East Side condo tower, 180 East 88th Street is finally on the rise. Renderings of the 31-story tower were first unveiled in 2015 when its provocative design elicited a mix of oohs and oh-nos from neighbors and armchair architecture critics alike. To the local dissenters, the most shudder-inducing aspect of the project was its proposed 521-foot height –effectively making it the tallest building in the city north of 72nd Street. After much of the foundation was put in place and listings for its 48 condos came online, the project was halted by the Department of Buildings after neighbors and elected officials accused DDG of misinterpreting zoning laws to yield a taller building. Now, after much behind-the-scenes legal wrangling, the stop work order has been lifted and the tower is several floors on its way to its full unabashed glory.


chris08876 Jun 4, 2017 3:30 PM
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chris08876 Sep 7, 2017 6:28 PM
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PeterQM Oct 16, 2017 4:38 PM

At the Crest of Carnegie Hill, DDG's 180 East 88th Street Dares to Break the Mold
At the Crest of Carnegie Hill, DDG's 180 East 88th Street Dares to Break
the Mold

October 16, 2017


One of the most eagerly awaited skyscrapers is 180 East 88th Street, an exceptional 48-unit condo on the rise in Carnegie Hill. Decidedly different from the glass towers multiplying across Manhattan,
the 32-floor building will be wrapped in hand-laid Kolumba bricks
punctuated by 9’x9’ windows and concrete catenary arches at its base,
waist, and crown.

More info and images in the post here.

chris08876 Jan 22, 2018 11:57 PM
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mrnyc Jan 23, 2018 5:16 PM

those arches are just so cool. if nothing else about this building i am glad they brought that classic era design detail back here in a modern version.

chris08876 Feb 6, 2018 2:08 AM
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JSsocal Feb 6, 2018 4:04 AM

Chevron Board-formed concrete might be my new favorite thing.

NYguy Feb 10, 2018 2:59 AM

The war on skyscrapers continues, but it's a losing one.

Pols and community groups sue DDG to block UES project
Lawsuit claims developer exploited zoning code to achieve condo's height and design

February 09, 2018


A coalition of community organizations and elected officials on the Upper East Side are filing a lawsuit to block DDG’s 32-story tower at 180 East 88th Street.

The suit argues that DDG achieved the height and design of its luxury condominium tower by exploiting a loophole in the city’s zoning code, according to Crain’s. The developer broke ground on the project in 2015, and opposition from community groups heated up the next year, as locals complained about DDG creating a new lot along East 88th Street enabling it to change the building’s shape.

The Department of Buildings stopped construction at the site, but when DDG changed the design months later, the agency reversed its decision and allowed construction to continue, a move it stands by despite the new lawsuit.

Koodoo25 Apr 6, 2018 12:20 AM

April 5th

tdawg Apr 6, 2018 3:37 PM

This is stunning and destined to overtake The Clare as my favorite building on the UES.

chris08876 Jun 7, 2018 12:04 AM
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chris08876 Jun 29, 2018 2:57 AM

On the far right (red crane). Gets lost in the jungle.
Uper West Manhattan by Quentin Pom, on Flickr

chris08876 Aug 16, 2018 1:19 AM
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chris08876 Aug 27, 2018 8:33 PM
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PeterQM Oct 12, 2018 4:11 PM

Checking in on 180 East 88th Street

chris08876 Oct 15, 2018 2:06 AM

This is coming out much better than the renderings.

chris08876 Dec 10, 2018 6:07 PM

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Busy Bee Dec 10, 2018 6:28 PM

i'm lovin' it

chris08876 Jan 5, 2019 4:39 PM
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