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 condoswhich 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: