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Upper East Side's Tallest Tower Gets Green Light To Build

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Hey, Upper East Siders. It's time to really brace for the tallest tower in the neighborhood, coming to Third Avenue between 88th and 87th streets. (Note: in this case, "the neighborhood" means between 72nd and 96th streets, even though the UES technically starts at 59th.)

The 521-foot tower, which is both designed and developed by DDG, got its new building permit today, which means construction can commence on the foundation. The building, filling an L-shaped lot that faces both Third Avenue and 88th Street, will only contain 48 condos—which means that each one will be pretty huge. There are also going to be 16-foot ceilings, and, as for the facade, design is pretty contextual as far as the Upper East Side goes. It's brick and there are rather stately decorative arches.

Here's a shot behind the blue plywood of the construction site taken recently:

A few more looks at the site, as seen from Third Avenue, taken today by a tipster:

And here's the site on 88th Street:

Instead of an on-site rendering, DDG unhelpfully posted an outline of the building's footprint:

And here are past renderings of the building:

· Brace: The Tallest Tower North of 72nd Street Is Coming [Curbed]
· DDG's Third Avenue Luxury Condo Tower Will Look Like This [Curbed]
· All 180 East 88th Street coverage [Curbed]