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Is This the Norman Foster Tower Coming to Midtown East?

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Although plans have yet to be filed for the site, it seems set that a 900-foot tower will rise on East 58th Street between First Avenue and Sutton Place, and now there's a first look at what may come. The tower was announced in late March by developer The Bauhouse Group, who assembled a few contiguous lots on the block in January. Bauhouse not only announced the tower that will become the second-tallest in the neighborhood—only behind 432 Park Avenue—but also claimed Lord Norman Foster as architect. Although the first look at the rendering in NYPress is exciting, it's accompanied by no mention of the prolific architect.

What it does mention is that the tower will have about 95 apartments and that it will create 58,000-square-feet of inclusionary housing, either on or off site. If the development site sells, as it seems poised to do, the tower may grow even taller. The site is located in a zoning district where no height restrictions exist; additional air rights could help it rise even taller.

It seems likely that the renderings are preliminary, or were commissioned just to picture what could rise at the site. Curbed has reached out for comment.
Renderings via NY Press.
· Luxury Mega-Tower For Sutton Place [NYPress]
· Norman Foster to Design Another Midtown East Condo Building [Curbed]
· All 426-432 East 58th Street coverage [Curbed]