Curvy New Building Extends Manhattan’s Billionaire’s Row East


On the eastern end of Manhattan’s “billionaire’s row” – a stretch of 57th street known for its super-pricey residential skyscrapers – a curvaceous new structure is looking to make a name for itself, literally. 252 East 57th Street, designed by Roger Duffy of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM), only opened its doors six months ago but has already reached 80% capacity.

“We’re building a very strong community of people,” says the building’s director of sales, Pamela D’Arc. “This is not one of those dark buildings, people really want to live here.”

And why wouldn’t they? While the building might stand a relatively short (by billionaire’s row standards) 712 feet, it does not short you on amenities. Residents of the 95 condos are welcome to enter through a 14-foot wide, 30-foot tall gated couchere on 56th Street, which is perfect for parking a singular vehicle or an entire motorcade.

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