Building Tour: 252 E 57

Southeast corner from 2nd Avenue.

Construction has wrapped up at World Wide Group and Rose Associates' 252 East Fifty Seven tower in the Midtown East neighborhood of Manhattan. Led by architects SOM and SLCE, the design of the 65-story residential tower features a concave slice that rips vertically through the three street facing facades, expanding in size as it rises. The special curved glass employed for the feature required fabrication in Italy.

Looking up at the north facade from East 57th Street.

Residential entry on East 57th Street.

Residential entry.

Residential lobby water feature.

Residential lobby.

Penthouse Residence

The tower will include 169 rental units on the lower floors and 95 condo units above, starting on the 36th floor. Interiors are designed by Daniel Romualdez Architects and features custom Eggersmann kitchens and bathtubs from the architect. The views from the top floors feature a panoramic view of Manhattan as well as the Brooklyn and Queens waterfront. Central Park is visible to the north and many iconic landmarks to the south, including the Chrysler Building and One World Trade.

Southwest view from the living room.


View south from the penthouse unit.

West view from the living room.

Master bath.

Model Residence

Living room.

View to the south from the model residence.

View to the west from the terrace.


Master bedroom.

West view from the master bedroom.

Master bath.


At the 34th floor, condo residents will have access to amenities including a lounge, library, dining room, and 70-foot south facing terrace. Fitness amenities will include a 75-foot swimming pool, spa, and gym with a spin room and yoga and pilates studios. Condo residents will enter the building through an attended, gated porte cochere with automated parking.


Dining room.

Billiards room.

Private lounge.

Fitness center.

Screening room.

Screening room.


Relaxation room.

Architects: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (Design Architect) with SLCE Architects LLP (Executive Architect); Interior Architect: Daniel Romualdez Architects, P.C.; Sustainable Engineer: WSP; Developers: World Wide Group and Rose Associates; Program: Residential Rental and Condo; Location: Midtown East, New York, NY; Completion: 2017.