This imposing 32-story rental
building is one of Manhattan's very few buildings with a major
facade curve. It was designed by Costas Kondylis.
Its large rounded corner
provides many dramatic views to the south and east especially
since it is across the avenue from a large mosque designed by
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and set in a large plaza and across
the cross-street from a four-story public school. The broad curve
softens but not disguise this building's large mass.
The building is close to
several playgrounds and not too far from a major entrance to the
FDR Drive. It is very convenient to public transportation and
is on the northern fringe of the popular Carnegie Hill neighborhood
to the west and south that has many fine private schools and cultural
and religious institutions.
Erected by the Related Companies
in 1992, the building has a health club and pool, a doorman, a
concierge, a bicycle room, a children's room, a private garden,
a sundeck, a garage, valet service, video security and an impressive
lobby. The Related Companies built another major residential tower
with a corner curve, Carnegie Park at 200 East 94th Street (see
The City Review article), which was
designed by Davis Brody & Associates.
The building's rooftop watertank
is handsomely enclosed in a cylindrical form that is evocative
of sleek oceanliner design and the non-curved wings of the building
have broad projecting bays that help modulate the design and minimize
somewhat its large mass.
The building has 19 apartments
This major cross-street
has traditionally been the northern boundary of the Upper East
Side and the southern boundary of East Harlem and this project
was important for the long-term development of this important
The building, which has no balconies, has a
pleasant mid-block garden.