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Permits Filed: 1717 First Avenue


1717 First Avenue, image from Google Maps

The first permits are up for a 34-story tower at 1717 First Avenue, just to the southwest of First Avenue and 89th Street, on the Upper East Side. Anbau Enterprises is the developer, and SHoP is the architect of record; the site also has an address at 356 East 89th Stret.

Filings reveal the building will span a total of 189,890 square feet, which will be entirely residential besides a 3,558 square-foot retail component on the ground floor. The high-rise will have a total of 78 units, and the tower will top-out 351 feet above street level.

Residences will average nearly 2,400 square feet apiece, which means 1717 First Avenue will cater to the luxury market; Anbau recently completed 155 East 79th Street to the project’s southwest, and the firm’s penchant for high-end designs should manifest in an attractive addition to the skyline of the Upper East Side.

While 1717 First Avenue won’t be all that prominent, 34 stories is somewhat substantial for the neighborhood, and views will be comprehensive.

Design details remain lacking, but SHoP has several luxury towers in the works, and the firm’s 111 West 57th Street will be iconic. In terms of height, 1717 First Avenue will be closer to 616 First Avenue in Midtown East.

1717 First Avenue, image from Google Maps

No completion date for 1717 First Avenue has been announced, but demolition permits for the site’s existing low-rises were filed in June, so construction is likely imminent.


Revealed: 1711 First Avenue, 34 Stories of SHoP Condos by Anbau


1711 First Avenue, image by SHoP/Anbau

In July, YIMBY brought you news of a new building permit application for 1711 First Avenue, a 34-story building that SHoP is designing for Anbau Enterprises on East 89th Street. Anbau has now shared renderings of the project with YIMBY, along with a few details about the luxury condo tower they’re about to build on the Upper East Side.

The 34-story tower’s façade will be made of brick and glass, with floor-to-ceiling windows for residents, while still avoiding an anodyne sheer glass curtain wall look. SHoP’s design will feature a bluestone base above the condo entrance on 89th Street, and a small cantilever over the walk-up to the west, glassier than the rest of the building, with sweeping city views guaranteed by more restrictive mid-block zoning.

1711 First Avenue, image by SHoP/Anbau

The building permit lists 78 apartments spread over 186,332 square feet of residential space. Anbau says they’ll be building one- through four-bedroom units, ranging in size from 875 to 2,850 square feet, with full-floor penthouses at the top.

The building will also have a 3,558-square foot commercial space on First Avenue. Barbara van Beuren, Anbau’s managing director, says the retail tenant will be tailored to the building’s amenity program, which may include an indoor basketball court, in addition to the standard luxury perks. The number of parking spaces is limited by the city in this part of Manhattan, but the developer is trying to squeeze in up to 29 spots with a space-saving robotic parking system.

While high luxury on the Upper East Side has traditionally stayed west of Lexington Avenue and on the waterfront blocks, a number of factors have upended the traditional calculus. Rising prices in Manhattan’s prime neighborhoods have sent wealthy buyers looking for deals in nearby areas without the same pedigrees as Park and Fifth. At the same time, the Second Avenue subway is about to become a reality, offering commuters an uncongested ride to the West Side — and then down Broadway as an extension of the Q train — making the far East Side all the more attractive.

1711 First Avenue, image by SHoP/Anbau

The Charles, finished earlier this year between 72nd and 73rd, proved the market for high-end condos on First Avenue, and Anbau’s building won’t be the only one started during this market cycle to to go up east of Lexington. DDG has also filed permits for a tower on Third Avenue, likely aiming for a higher price point than Anbau, and rentals are also in the works elsewhere in Yorkville. Rent stabilized tenants make redeveloping the tenements on First, Second and Third avenues a tough slog, but those who can unlock the sites have access to the most generous residential zoning in the city.

After demolition of the four tenements that make up the corner site, foundation work at 1711 First Avenue should start in January, with an eye to finishing the building by the end of 2016 – which also happens to be the MTA’s planned opening date for the Second Avenue subway.


360 East 89th Street is a new construction luxury condominium building located in Manhattan’s Upper East Side between Carl Schurz Park on the East River and the new Second Avenue subway. The building will offer a full range of residence types, all with floor to ceiling windows, innovative kitchens, and high ceilings. Over 7,500 SF of amenity space will be available for the residents’ use and an on-site, fully automated parking facility is also planned.

209,000 SF, 34 stories


83 one, two, three, four bedroom and penthouse units

24 hour doorman, gym and fitness studio, children’s playroom, catering kitchen, tenant and bike storage, common laundry, & an automated parking garage

SHoP Architects

Interior Designer
Clodagh Design

Cosentini Associates
Thornton Tomasetti

Marketing & Sales
Corcoran Sunshine

Ryder Construction, Inc.









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