Whilst at RSHP, SFA director Neil Southard was a member of a small design team for 158 East 61st Street, (61st Lexington) A competition for 304m tall, this residential tower contains 128 luxury residences spread over 62 floors. The top floors of the tower would have views over Central Park and the East River.
Constricted by a tight site and complex planning laws the lower floors contained 3736m2 of retail space and a floor of parking. This created a podium for an outdoor residents terrace along with a private restaurant. A pool deck, spa, gym and private lounge each have their own floor with an additional outdoor terrace.
A range of one to four bedroom apartments are contained across the floors with 5 penthouse apartments and 2 duplex penthouses are located on the top nine floors.