Demolition is complete at 255 East 77th Street, the site of a 36-story residential building in the Yorkville section of Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Designed by Hill West Architects and developed by Naftali Group, the 475-foot-tall structure will yield 170,481 square feet with 55 units, as well as 3,861 square feet of retail space, two cellar levels, and 33 enclosed parking spaces. Alba Services is the general contractor for the property, which is alternately addressed as 1481 Second Avenue and located at the corner of Second Avenue and East 77th Street.
At the time of our last update in December, the three low-rise former occupants of the plot stood covered in scaffolding as crews worked to raze them to street level. The site is now fully cleared, with an excavator sitting at the corner as workers haul away rubble from the property. A portion of the cellar foundation wall is visible along the western side, indicated by white paint on the crumbled brick surface. Cleanup should continue over the coming weeks followed by excavation and foundation work sometime later this year.
No finalized renderings have been released for 255 East 77th Street, but its near-skyscraper scale should afford residents prominent views of Central Park and the Midtown skyline. The project joins a slew of new high-rise construction underway along Second Avenue, including 250 and 300 East 83rd Streets, as well as similar developments on Third Avenue like Robert A. M. Stern Architects and Naftali Group’s 35-story 200 East 83rd Street and the 33-story 1299 Third Avenue.
The nearest subway from the property is the Q train at the 72nd Street station along Second Avenue. Also nearby to the west is the 6 train at East 77th Street and Lexington Avenue.
Demolition is scheduled to be fully completed by this summer, as noted on site. An anticipated completion date for 255 East 77th Street still has yet to be announced.