This large apartment tower
that replaced a movie theater on the site is one of the few buildings
on the Upper East Side to offer some duplex apartments with double-height
ceilings, a feature very nicely revealed in the façade
by the large recessed balconies on both the avenue and the sidestreet.
Developed by William Zeckendorf
Jr. and partners and Tony Yamada, this hefty 27-story, 241-unit
condominium building was designed by Frank Williams & Associates.
It is notable also for its very attractive watertank enclosure,
which is similar in design to one that Frank Williams designed
for the Alexandria on Broadway at 72nd Street (see The
City Review article).
This light-colored brick
building opened in 1983 and its avenue frontage includes a movie
Some of the apartments have
fireplaces and all have bidets. The building has a concierge and
doorman, a health club and pool, a children's playroom, maid and
valet service and a lounge with dining room and kitchen for the
There is excellent public
transportation in this area but also a lot of traffic. The building's
entrance, however, is on a quiet sidestreet.
Although 86th Street is
a busy retail center for the Upper East Side, this massive but
pleasant building has many balconies and is convenient to many
private schools in the Carnegie Hill neighborhood.