The 18-story luxury residential tower at 1289 Lexington Avenue serves a transitional neighborhood in Upper Manhattan while adding retail space in one of the city’s busiest corridors.
Featuring large expanses of glass, the dimensional form steps up toward the intersection and provides terraces for many of the residences. The French limestone cladding recalls the traditional stone buildings of the Upper East Side, while the large glazed openings take advantage of a modern cast-in-place concrete structure. Punctuated windows celebrate the individuality of units, which are conceived as jewel boxes set off from the limestone through the use of deep bronze finished reveals.
Double-height storefront bays articulate retail areas at the building’s base. The residential lobby entrance is located to the north on Lexington Avenue, away from the bustling activity of 86th Street.
The building houses 170,000 square feet of market-rate residential condominiums, 25,000 square feet for a flagship New York Sports Club facility and 30,000 square feet of commercial retail space. Amenity spaces include a private lounge, exhibition kitchen, game room, fitness center, children’s playroom and a lushly landscaped rooftop terrace.
Located directly above the 86th Street subway station, the tower provides convenient access to transit with indoor and outdoor stair entrances and an accessible elevator entrance.