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Interiors, Recent Sales, Upper West Side 

  • By Aisha Carter
  • , July 15, 2014

Jeffrey Gates, of Gates Capital Management, and his partner Richard Michael Moran have just acquired the rest of Laurie Tisch’s penthouse at the Brentmore, according to city records. Three years ago the pair traded up from apartment 6W to 9N, when Laurie Tisch sold off her pad in pieces. Retired investor Michael Stubbs and his wife Veronica, who lived in the neighboring apartment 10/11N purchased Tisch’s remaining unit 10W. Now it appears that Gates and Moran may have added the Stubbs’s newly renovated apartment combo to their estate for $22.5 million.

Take a look inside the newly acquired property here

Architecture, Chelsea, New Developments, Starchitecture

  • By Ondel Hylton
  • , July 15, 2014

Many architects like to recycle their plans, reusing signature design elements from project to project. However, British architect Lord Norman Foster, with his firm Foster+Partners, enjoys keeping it fresh with designs that are unmistakably modern, yet profoundly contextual to their location. The firm’s latest New York development is a 44-unit residential tower named 551W21 that rises in the once industrial—now art-gallery—hub of West Chelsea.

The 551W21 team over at Foster+Partners recently sent us some new photos of the building under construction, which has surpassed its 19th-floor mark and will be topped off at the end of this month. And if you’re still not convinced that buyers are willing to pay a premium for starchitectured spaces, we’re told that the building is already over 50% sold.

See more photos and views after the break

Real Estate Wire

  • New York City’s tallest skyscrapers [TRD]
  • Rentals on North 10th Street in Williamsburg hit the market, starting at $2,385 a month [Brownstoner]
  • A residential tower might rise on a controversial Park Place site [Curbed]
  • Tour the former Sisters of Mercy Convent in Clinton Hill [Brownstoner]
  • The horrifying outdoor spaces of Craigslist apartments [Curbed]
  • Medgar Evers College finally moves forward with $15M plan to transform Crown Heights St. into green campus [NYDN]
  • West Side development site trades for $43M [Commercial Observer]

Supertall skyscrapers One57 and 50 UN Plaza (left); Scary outdoor spaces (right)

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Construction Update, Financial District, Major Developments, Transportation

  • By Dana Schulz
  • , July 14, 2014

As many of you architecture buffs know, One WTC now rises a symbolic 1,776 feet, making it the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere and the third tallest in the entire world. Designed by renowned architect David Childs of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, it also has a LEED Gold certification and is the most environmentally sustainable project of its size. After a temporary real estate slump, the 104-story, glass and steel building is now 56% leased, with big-time tenants like Conde Naste, Morgan Stanley, Legends Hospitality, and BMB Group. Eight years after construction began, One World Trade is at an exciting juncture with its tenants expected to move in by the end of the year, already beginning to build out their office spaces. The original crew of 10,000 has been reduced to 600, and we’re checking in on what these remaining workers are up to.

Check out some amazing photos of the progress at One WTC

Green Design, Products

Enjoying a good cup of tea is one of life’s most simple pleasures, but the whole experience gets even more exquisite if we prepare it with something as beautiful as FEM’s Koruku tea set. The design beautifully blends the Japanese tea culture with Scandinavian design traditions, made from a combination of milky white porcelain and renewable cork.

Tea for two?

Daily Link Fix

Images: Shake Shack’s furniture (left), Amazing Modern Kitchen Cabinets (right)

Cool Listings, Interiors, Upper East Side

  • By Aisha Carter
  • , July 14, 2014

How would you like to live in a hotel? And we’re not just talking any hotel; we’re talking a luxury landmark hotel in New York City. We’re talking a hotel where you can wake up and order room service from acclaimed chef Jean-Georges, then get your hair done at Frederic Fekkai. Do we have your attention yet? Because if you like what you just read, you’re going to love the 9BR/10.5BA, 8,577-square-foot beauty we’re about to show you at The Mark.

Check out this dynamic duo here

Architecture, Green Design, Policy

  • By Dana Schulz
  • , July 14, 2014

Two of the biggest trends in the current NYC real estate market are tall, glass towers and eco-friendly design. Oftentimes, though, these two architectural movements don’t meet, and now environmentalists are calling for stricter regulations that would make this marriage a requirement, by way of decreasing the huge expanses of curtain wall windows that the towers have adopted as their hallmark.

More of the debate this way

Architecture, Interiors

  • By Ana Lisa Alperovich
  • , July 14, 2014

Architect Tim Seggerman renovated an extended a Brooklyn Brownstone blending Finnish and Japanese aesthetics in a beautiful way. Located in Cobble Hill, this family home was re-conceived in a modern way, respecting its traditional brownstone facade with a surprising extension at the back. Using a variety of wood that includes white oak, mahogany, bamboo, teak and ash, the local architect turned this Brooklyn dwelling into a stylish comfortable place to live.

Tour the home here

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