Located on the site of the legendary 20th-century nightclub El Morocco, and featured in high-profile Hollywood productions including The Wolf of Wall Street and Gossip Girl, The Milan catalyzed new development around Second Avenue in an Upper East Side neighborhood that had seen little activity over the prior decade.
With its finger on the pulse of changing times, World Wide Group assembled several parcels of land in the area, including the El Morocco site, and created a development plan pursuant to New York City’s inclusionary housing program. As a result, in addition to The Milan’s luxury condominium tower, an affordable housing project was also constructed.
The Milan features distinctive architecture by Peter Claman of SLCE Architects, an exquisite lobby by Jay Valgora of Studio V Architecture, and a bamboo garden by landscape architect Ken Smith. Amenities include an on-site parking garage and a double-height atrium and clubroom.
Location: 55th Street at Second Avenue
Type: Residential condominium
Acquisition Date: 2001
Completion Date: 2004
Number of Units: 118
Retail Square Footage: 4,964