New York Times / April 2015

The Sutton, a 30-story condominium rising at 959 First Avenue, already towers over the traditional walk-ups nearby, but it will also borrow from the historic flavor of the neighborhood for its design.

“Our biggest influences were the immediate urban fabric,” Mr. Rolston said. Those influences included the neighborhood’s “grand luxury buildings like 1 Sutton, for scale and proportion” and for details like glazed windows that offer a view of a private garden from the lobby, he said, referring to 1 Sutton Place South, a 1927 building at the corner of East 57th Street.

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