Condominium

124 East 86th Street Condominium Tower rises on Manhattan’s Upper East Side

Construction is ramping up at 124 East 86th Street, a 20-story residential building on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Designed by Igor Zaslavskiy of Zproekt Architects and developed by Rybak Development under 126 East 86th Street Development LLC, the 210-foot-tall structure will produce 76,414 square feet, with 32 condominium units spread over 62,370 square feet and 1,519 square feet of commercial space. Rybak is also the general contractor for the property, which sits on a narrow rectangular lot between Lexington and Park Avenues.

Recent photos show the reinforced concrete superstructure reaching up to the parapets of adjacent low-rise buildings, with the main north elevation covered in scaffolding and construction netting. A wooden formwork is in place at the highest level to facilitate the settling of the concrete. The building should continue to rise steadily given the repetitive nature of the floor slabs.

124 East 86th Street. Photo by Michael Young

124 East 86th Street. Photo by Michael Young

124 East 86th Street. Photo by Michael Young

Below are photographs of the development in late May, when construction had just started to go vertical.

124 East 86th Street. Photo by Michael Young

124 East 86th Street. Photo by Michael Young

124 East 86th Street. Photo by Michael Young

The black and white elevation diagram below shows symmetrical fenestration from the street to the parapet. Large arched entrances frame the ground floor commercial entrance to the east and the residential entrance to the west, both surrounded by what appear to be large blocks of stone. Above, the residential floors begin with brick cladding and stacked balconies on either side. Several of the upper floors have longer balconies positioned in the center line, and a recessed terrace caps the tower.

124 East 86th Street. Photo by Michael Young

The property will also include a cellar and a 30-foot-long backyard. The closest subways to the site are the 4, 5, and 6 trains at the nearby 86th Street station on Lexington Avenue.

124 East 86th Street is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2024, as shown on the construction schedule.

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