UES condo tower faces review

June 17, 2008 08:43AM

An Upper East Side condo tower above the Parke-Bernet Gallery, designed by Norman Foster and planned by developer Aby Rosen, is returning to the Landmark Preservation Commission today, after the initial design was rejected over a year ago. The original 22-story glass tower at 980 Madison Avenue, which enraged preservationists and divided residents, has been replaced by a 152,000-square-foot tower that reaches a peak height of 118 feet. Rosen paid about $120 million in 2005 for the five-story limestone gallery. He said the total cost the tower would be about $180 million. 

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