252 East 57th Street has been selected as a winner in the 2018 NYCxDESIGN Awards. The annual program, presented by Interior Design and ICFF, celebrates outstanding achievement across major areas of design and runs in conjunction with Design Week programming. The project, a 65-story luxury mixed-use tower in Midtown Manhattan, won in the Multi-Unit Residential category.
The residential program of the building is organized with rental units on the lower floors and condominiums on the 36th floor and above. The unit mix is positioned to maximize longterm value. The building’s dynamic presence is shaped by its distinctive facade, with a glazing geometry that employs inversions in the exterior wall. From the highest floors, inverted bay windows on the west and north elevations offer views of Central Park, while the east and south elevations overlook the Queensboro Bridge and the East River.