When in January developer Bauhouse Group snatched up a few contiguous tenement-style properties on East 58th Street, it was clear that something was up. But the developer's plans for the assemblage remained well under the radar until, well, right now: a press release from Bauhouse announces that the firm has tapped the one and only Lord Norman Foster to design a 269,000-square-foot building for the site that will have 95 condos. The structure will rise between Nos. 426 and 432 on East 58th Street between First Avenue and Sutton Place. The design for the structure is still being sured up so there's no word yet on exactly how tall it will rise, but with an infusion of air rights from neighboring buildings, it'll get an extra boost of height. Construction is scheduled to begin this summer.
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