455 East 86th Street

Photos:  Björg Magnea

Architect:  Stonehill & Taylor

The first phase of this project was to demolish an abandoned, four-story tenement building. Phase 2 was the construction of a new, six-story, high-end condominium. The final phase was gut renovation and expansion of the existing Channel Club Condominium Tower lobby.  The new building structure consists of reinforced concrete flat slab construction, shear walls and a mat foundation system.

Reinforced concrete balconies finished with glass and stainless steel railings project from the east façade.  The south and east façade was constructed of curtain wall system consisting of glazing, aluminum and granite panels.  The north façade was constructed of brick with window fenestrations.  The lobby level is a floor to ceiling glass storefront.  An elevator and an elegant elliptical stair connected each floor. Walls and ceilings were finished with level 5 plastering over gypsum wall board.  The floors, doors and base were constructed of stained Brazilian Cherry wood. A lap pool was added to the top of the building enclosed by a glass solarium.  Heating and ventilation was provided by a combination of fin tube radiation, roof top air handling units and a split system AC.

The lobby floor finishes included a combination of flamed and polished granite.  The walls were finished with a combination of ribbon cut mahogany, limestone and back painted glass.  A new rear landscaped courtyard was also constructed.  The adjoining sidewalk and stone paved plaza area were also replaced.

Private Townhouse East 85th St
181 Sullivan Street, New York, NY