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IN PICTURES: Zeckendorf reception for Park Avenue tree lighting

520 Park Avenue, Zeckendorf Development’s new luxury residential tower hosted a reception for The Fund for Park Avenue together with First Republic Bank.

The private cocktail reception at the 520 Park Avenue sales gallery celebrated The Fund along with the 2016 Park Avenue Tree Lighting and featured remarks by Robert A.M. Stern.

Robert A.M. Stern, founder and senior partner of the firm that is designing 520 Park Avenue, discussed the topic of “Designing a Park Avenue Building for Today” at the event, which also offered a sneak peek into the life in the Avenue’s newest luxury building.

The tradition of lighting the trees along Park Avenue each winter began in 1945 to honor the men and women who died in WWII. Today, the illuminated trees serve as a memorial to all who have lost their lives defending our country.

The Park Avenue Tree Lighting is made possible by the contributions The Fund for Park Avenue receives from the community. The 2016 Park Avenue Trees will be lit on the evening on Sunday, December 4, 2016 following a ceremony outside the Brick Presbyterian Church.

Located at East 60th Street between Park and Madison Avenue, 520 Park Avenue will become the tallest building on the Upper East Side. The 54-story, 800-foot tall tower will feature  full-floor residences designed by world-renowned Robert A.M. Stern Architects.

In the tradition established by 15 Central Park West, 520 Park Avenue will be entirely clad in Indiana limestone, articulated with hand-set stone detailing reminiscent of the great historic 20th-century apartment houses but at heights that are truly a modern 21st-century expression.

520 Park Avenue is being developed by Zeckendorf Development, with Park Sixty LLC and Global Holdings. Construction is expected to be completed in early 2018.

Photos by Larry Ford and Annie Watt

 

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