Architect Robert A.M. Stern is known for a wide range of architectural styles, ranging from Postmodern works in his early career to the New Classical-style towers that have become his recent calling card. One such historic-inspired tower, Corigin Real Estate Group's No. 20 East End Avenue, is now nearing structural completion at the intersection of 80th Street and East End Avenue in New York City's Upper East Side.

Rendering of No. 20 East End Avenue, image courtesy of Hayes Davidson

Now nearing its final height of 76 metres (250 feet), the 18-storey tower's final levels are taking shape above the main 12-storey volume. Once the building's residential and mechanical penthouses are in place, No. 20 East End Avenue will have officially topped off. 

Construction of No. 20 East End Avenue, image courtesy of Corigin Real Estate Group

As work proceeds on the final few metres of the building, cladding is underway below. The lower two floors are awaiting the installation of handset Indiana limestone, while the upper levels are now being faced in what has been described as a proprietary blend of custom bricks.

Detail of brick installation at No. 20 East End Avenue, image courtesy of Corigin Real Estate Group

Once complete, the building will contain just 43 luxury units, including two- to six-bedroom apartments, three duplex townhouses at ground level, and two exclusive penthouses up top. The ground floor will also be the site of a unique motor court that allows cars to drive through both ways, the first of its kind to be built in New York City in 85 years.

Handset Indiana limestone and brick mark the entrance to the motor court, image courtesy of Corigin Real Estate Group

Additional information and renderings can be found in the project's Database. Want to get involved in the discussion? Leave a comment below, or visit the associated Forum thread.