Hines, Welltower Break Ground on 151-Unit Seniors Housing Tower in Manhattan

by Jeff Shaw

NEW YORK CITY — Hines and Welltower Inc. have broken ground for the construction of Sunrise at East 56th, a seniors housing property located at 139 E. 56th St. in Midtown Manhattan.

As known as The Welltower, the 16-story tower will be the neighborhood’s first purpose-built assisted living and memory care community. Designed by SLCE, the property will feature complementary retail at the base and 151 assisted living and memory care units.

Community amenities will include dining rooms, a salon, exercise facilities, medical examination rooms, an art studio and a theater.

Slated for completion in early 2020, Sunrise Senior Living will operate the development. Champalimaud is serving as interior designer for the property.

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