This tall apartment tower is one of the city's
narrowest. Designed by Michael Lynn Associates, it was erected
in 1988 on the southwest corner of East End Avenue and 82nd Street,
directly across the sidestreet from another apartment tower, which
is not as narrow, at 60 East End Avenue (see The
City Review article).
The slender condominium tower
has many curved balconies and rounded corner windows. It is set
in its own, nicely landscaped plaza and has a canopied entrance
leading to its double-height lobby.. It has a canopied, three-step-up
entrance with a revolving door. The building has a doorman and
a concierge, a fountain in the lobby, central air-conditioning,
consistent fenestration and a health club but no garage.
The top half or so of the south
facade has a projecting pier of rounded bay windows.
In their great book, "The
A.I.A. Guide to New York City, Fourth Edition," (Three Rivers
Press, 2000), Elliot Willensky and Norval White remark: "A
40-story corner sliver, a stratospheric spike on a 4,000-square
foot postage stamp-sized lot."
The building has 82 apartments.