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Exterior Work Nearly Complete for Part of Multi-Building, 140-Unit 121 East 22nd Street, Gramercy


121 East 22nd Street's south tower as seen on Wednesday, June 7, 2016. Photo by Evan Bindelglass.

Manhattan’s Gramercy neighborhood is getting two new buildings for the price of one, and work is progressing on the condominium development, known collectively as 121 East 22nd Street.


Rendering of 121 East 22nd Street’s south tower. Credit: Toll Brothers City Living.

The exterior is nearly complete on the project’s mid-block portion, located at 121 East 22nd Street, between Park and Lexington avenues. That’s where the entrance will be for the two connected towers. When YIMBY visited on Wednesday, most of the windows had been installed. This portion of the development, referred to by the developer as the south tower, rises 12 stories to 145 feet. It contains 25 units, ranging from one-bedrooms averaging 991 square feet to a four-bedroom penthouse spanning 3,248 square feet.


Rendering of 121 East 22nd Street’s south tower. Credit: Toll Brothers City Living.


Window detail of 121 East 22nd Street’s south tower as seen on Wednesday, June 7, 2016. Photo by Evan Bindelglass.

Toll Brothers City Living is co-developing with Gemdale Properties. The design comes from architect Sho Shigematsu of OMA New York, the firm of Pritzker Prize winner Rem Koolhaas. SLCE Architects is serving as the architect of record.


Rendering of 121 East 22nd Street’s north tower. Credit: Toll Brothers City Living.

The development’s north tower, located on the southwest corner of Lexington Avenue and East 23rd Street, will be somewhat more prominent. Rising 18 stories to 210 feet, it has topped out but façade work has a way to go and no windows have been installed. Eventually, it will have 115 units, ranging from studios averaging 641 square feet to five-bedrooms spanning 3,798 square feet.

Amenities will include an indoor pool, a landscaped courtyard, an indoor-outdoor residents’ lounge, a rooftop terrace with fire pit and grill, a private dining room and catering kitchen, a fitness center, a screening room, and a children’s playroom. There will be concierge service, available automated indoor parking, bike storage, private storage, and 24-hour doorman service.

The north tower will also have four retail spaces, totaling 12,125 square feet.

The closest subway station is 23rd Street on the 6 train, and the R and W trains are also only about five minutes away by foot. Occupancy is expected in the fall of 2018.