Construction begins on 16-story tower in Midtown Manhattan


Real estate firm Hines and health care infrastructure firm Welltower have announced the commencement of the construction of a 16-story tower at 139 East 56th St. in Midtown Manhattan.

The new building will house an assisted living and memory care community, featuring 151 units. The property will feature large windows, multiple terraces and outdoor gardens, and many common areas to meet the needs and interests of residents, including dining rooms, a salon, exercise facilities, medical examination rooms, an art studio and a theater.

The development, which will be completed in early 2020, will be managed by Sunrise Senior Living. The project is designed by SLCE, with interiors by Champalimaud.

“Hines has developed extraordinary residential properties around the world, and with Sunrise at East 56th, we enter the senior housing sector with a single-minded focus on bringing our track record for excellence and innovation,” Sarah Hawkins, managing director of Hines, said in a statement. “We are working with Welltower and Sunrise to bring evidence-based wellness programs to this development, to deliver services that will enhance our residents’ lives and health in many ways.”


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