Yet another sky-scraping condominium development has topped off in New York CityWorld Wide Group's 252 East 57th Street now stands at its final height of 217 metres (712 feet) at the intersection of 2nd Avenue and East 57th Street in Midtown Manhattan.

252 East 57th Street viewed from the south, image by Edward Skira

The 65-storey building, which began construction back in 2010, contains 173 rental apartments on the lower 35 floors, and 93 two- to five-bedroom condo units above, with prices starting at $4.25 million. Designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM), the tower features iridescent blue glazing and distinctive concave indentations running vertically along all sides, breaking up each facade into two volumes.

252 East 57th Street viewed from the north on 2nd Avenue, image by Edward Skira

While not the tallest in NYC by far, the 650,000-square-foot residential tower follows in the footsteps of nearby 2nd Avenue buildings with similar massing and comparably high prices, including The Three Ten, The Milan, and The Veneto.

Glazing on252 East 57th Street, image by Edward Skira

For a better idea of the life awaiting residents of the completed development, we turn to a video released by the developer last year. 

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