Grey brickwork to clad Upper East Side residential tower by DDG

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180 East 88th Street by DDG

Grey brickwork to clad Upper East Side residential tower by DDG

A host of art deco-influenced details are found in the design of this condominium building under construction in New York's Carnegie Hill, including patterned grey brickwork, vaulted balconies and brass frames.

180 East 88th Street by DDG

Slated for completion next year, 180 East 88th will be one of the tallest skyscraper in the area at 504 feet (153.6 metres) high.

180 East 88th Street by DDG

American development and design firm DDG aimed to reference the masonry high-rises constructed in New York between the 1920s and 1940s, many of which were built in the art deco architectural style, in the design.

180 East 88th Street by DDG

The new tower will be clad with 594,443 handmade bricks, which will be set in wooden moulds and then fired at varying temperatures to give different shades of grey.

"These distinctive bricks, which include the elegant, elongated Kolumba style, possess a thoroughly unique texture and colour palette that reflect their handmade quality," said DDG in a statement.

180 East 88th Street by DDG

Renderings of the 50-storey building show that the brickwork will be arranged in horizontal bands. Concrete will be used on the northern wall of the main tower in a chevron pattern, and will also form vertical stripes to mark the penthouse at the top.

180 East 88th Street by DDG

Huge vaulted openings around the three-storey residence's private terrace will offer panoramic views across Central Park, the East River, the Hudson River and Downtown. Smaller arches will also feature part-way down the tower.

The tapered columns of the vaults will provide a framework for planting, while glass railings will be detailed with brass balustrades to match the window frames.

180 East 88th Street by DDG

The skyscraper will include a total of 48 residences, ranging from lofts to five bedrooms and full floors, in addition to the duplexes and the penthouse. A key feature of the homes will be high ceilings that will rise to 14 feet (4.2 metres) in most of the residences, and 28 feet (8.5 metres) in the duplexes.

180 East 88th Street by DDG

Interiors are intended to continue the pre-war aesthetic, with details like custom-made wainscoting, a wooden wall panelling, and bathrooms lined in silver travertine and brass.

The lobby will be topped with vaulted ceilings, and feature flooring that combines travertine and Austrian oak in different patterns.

180 East 88th Street by DDG

Residents will have access to a host of communal facilities. As well as fitness and yoga studios, the tower will include parts of a basketball court and a football pitch inside.

DDG also teamed up with the city's Children's Museum of the Arts to create a playroom for younger children.

180 East 88th Street by DDG

Construction on 180 East 88th began in 2015, but work was stopped after it was suggested that DDG dodged a zoning regulation to gain permission to build the high-rise. Building restarted after amendments were made to the project and the firm is currently selling units in a nearby sales gallery.

180 East 88th Street by DDG

At the other end of Manhattan, another tower that references the city's art deco skyscrapers is currently under construction at 45 Broad Street.

Renderings are by March.

More images and plans

180 East 88th Street by DDG
Two bedroom apartment floor plan
180 East 88th Street by DDG
Three bedroom apartment floor plan
180 East 88th Street by DDG
Four bedroom apartment floor plan