26. May 2014

Luxury Manhattan Condominiums at 155 East 79th Street

from Angie Tennyson
155 East 79th Street
155 East 79th Street

Another prestigious New York condominium is installing balconies with Schӧck Isokorb® structural thermal breaks. Located at 155 East 79th Street, in Manhattan’s Upper East Side, developer Anbau “combines the best of prewar design with state of the art building technologies,” via Anbau. This is a rich combination of classic with modern design.

155 East 79th Street, lobby facade
155 East 79th Street, lobby facade

New York Yimby conducted an interview with Barbara van Beuren and Stephen Glascock of Anbau, the New York luxury real estate investment and development company to discover how architect turned developer found the way to have full control of the building’s appearance.

The luxury condominium includes 14 stories, housing seven finely crafted residences which are priced in the range of $8.9 to $18 million.

Media Room
Media Room


155 East 79th Street includes outdoor terraces and Juliet balconies which are an extension of the interior concrete slab, protruding through the building envelope to the exterior. The 2’ Juliet balconies expose the interior concrete slab to the outdoor temperatures. If the concrete slabs are left exposed, the thermal bridging effects of moisture and temperature difference on the interior floors and walls will likely occur leading to damage of the custom hardwood flooring.

This is why the design team choose Schӧck Isokorb ® structural thermal breaks to separate the concrete slabs with a connection placed within the building envelope. The Juliet balcony is able to provide the aesthetics and outdoor access while maintaining the comfort of interior floors and walls near the balcony.

Thermal Breaks at Balconies


When providing high-end, luxury condominiums, quality cannot be compromised. 155 E 79th Street is an example of the high-end boutique condominiums meeting todays demand for quality and well-thought design.


Project Team

Architect: BKSK

Interior Designer: Pembrooke and Ives

Engineers: Buro Happold

Marketing & Sales: Corcoran Sunshine

Contractor: T.G. Nickel & Associates

Concrete Sub Contractor/Installation: CMC Concrete + Masonry LLC


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