Soho’s 42 Crosby Street left us all astounded last year when it was revealed that each of its ten on-site parking spaces would be priced at one-million dollars a pop. On a per square foot basis, the 200-square-foot rectangles will fetch more than the three-bedroom condominiums upstairs.
The cool modernists at Selldorf Architects designed the 111-foot tall building, which is now finally getting its layered facade of metal and glass. We admit, the exterior is not nearly as exciting as what’s depicted in the renderings, but remember, it’s not yet finished! So while we await Selldorf’s magic to fully brew, watch this terrific film created by VUW Studio, which shows what it feels like to be that lucky automobile coming home to its seven-figure parking spot.
Watch the envy-inducing video in its entirety here
Just after Robert Pattinson checked out a $20 million penthouse with a private, drive-in elevator at 200 Eleventh Avenue, actress Gina Gershon sold her duplex unit in the building for $8.2 million, reports the Post. She and her partner Bobby Dekeyser, founder of outdoor furniture brand DEDON and subject of the biography Not for Sale!, purchased the $2,391-square-foot Chelsea pad in 2012 for $6.6 million, and after listing in June for $9.5 million, they’ve made the sale for a little more than a million under the asking price.
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- The Arthur G. Cohen Estate has put in a $205M bid for the Chelsea Dream Hotel. [CO]
- New York isn’t expensive as you think it is. If you’re rich by U.S. standards, you’re probably also rich by New York standards according to these two graphs at Slate and Vox. [Slate/Vox]
- The Annabelle Selldorf-designed 42 Crosby Street will have $1M parking spots. [NYT]
- Lightstone Group has struck a deal with the EPA to clean up a toxic Gowanus site in order to bring 700 new condos the area. The decontamination effort will cost the developer $20M. [Crain’s]
42 Crosby Street (left); The proposed Gowanus condos (right)
You might have expected the apartment of Marina Abramović to be intense and dark with large, empty spaces for the world-renowned performance artist to create her highly experimental work, but instead her home is pleasant and light-filled with contemporary furnishings and pops of color. She’s leaving the two-bedroom, corner unit at the Urban Glass House, though, as it’s sold for $2.995 million, according to city records.
Take a look at the apartment here
Living in a pedestrian town has its perks. Everything is at your feet, and you don’t have to deal with grueling traffic if you don’t want to. But what about those days when you’re out in the elements and the weather is bad? Don’t you just wish you could hop in your car and go about your day? But then there’s parking… Oh wait, that’s not an issue for us because we’re living in the Selldorf Architects-designed Chelsea tower at 200 Eleventh Avenue, which means we have our own en suite sky garage. That’s right. You’re about to take a look inside the impressive 3,598-square-foot penthouse of this unprecedented building. You’re welcome.
You won’t believe your eyes when you click here
If you’ve spent time in the NoHo Historic District and Extension, then you’ve probably notice that there are two highly visible voids in the short stretch between Broadway and the Bowery — a destination that has become one of the city’s most interesting and admired architecture ensembles. The city is about to get a new architectural gateway in this locale, situated at the intersection of Lafayette and Bond Streets. The new gateway will consist of two quite similar, small, new residential buildings designed by different architects on the north side of Bond Street.
More on the new buildings and our city’s gateways here