As 6sqft previously reported, “thirty-eight years after the publication of his acclaimed book ‘Delirious New York,’ Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas and his global architecture firm the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA)… have finally landed their first ground-up New York City commission.” And now, CityRealty.com has uncovered the first official renderings of the two-towered condo development, located at 122 East 23rd Street in Gramercy.
The Pritzker Prize winner has designed a crystalline glass and concrete facade with a chiseled corner on the north building that exposes its glass edges. In between the two buildings will be a courtyard surrounded by private apartment terraces. The courtyard will lead into a pool area, children’s play area, and screening and party rooms on the building’s lower levels. There will also be a robotic parking system that brings cars to underground storage.
Spearheaded by Toll Brothers, the project has an estimated value of $134 million. It will encompass 275,000 square feet of floor area, seek LEED certification, and have 136 condos. Excavation work is currently underway and completion is planned for 2018. Find future listings at 122 East 23rd Street here.
- As Rem Koolhaas Finally Designs First NYC Building, A Look Back at His Unbuilt Proposals
- Plans Filed for Condo/Cultural Building in West Chelsea by the Late Zaha Hadid
- Norman Foster’s First Brooklyn Project Revealed, A 7.7-Acre Red Hook Office Development
Neighborhoods : Gramercy