200 East 87th Street
New York, NY
Roy Wright & Heather Cameron
Designed to adhere to New York City’s strict zoning ordinance requiring setbacks for the floors above 150 feet, every other floor of this high-rise above the fifteenth recedes at least 7 feet allowing the residents to enjoy large outdoor terraces from which to view the cityscape.
To animate the base of the building, the first two floors contain retail spaces and the entrances to the residence and the Dalton School. The gymnasiums are located between the third and eighth floors. From the eighth to the twenty-second floor the building is composed of apartments with prestressed concrete plank structural floors. These units vary in size from studio efficiencies to four-bedroom luxury units. Generally, the luxury units occupy the corners with large spans of wrap around glazing while the efficiencies comprise the units in between.
By joining contemporary construction methods with construction techniques unused in New York City since the 1930’s, John Ciardullo was able to drastically reduce construction time and material consumption resulting in enormous savings for the client.