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A massive penthouse with star power has just hit the market for a cool $25 million. The apartment, located atop luxury West Village condo 1 Morton Square, was previously owned by Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen. According to Curbed, the famous twins bought the pad for $7.3 million in 2009 while the building was still under construction, put it on the market soon after buying, and finally sold in 2010. Well-known New York developer Bruce Eichner of the Continuum Company was the buyer–for $7.7 million–and now he’s looking to make quite the profit. The apartment is impressive, though, with interior details imported from France, a sculptural glass wine refrigerator, and a gallery to display art and sculptures.
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The emerald glass skin of Ian Bruce Eichner’s 45 East 22nd Street has begun its rise. The 777-foot-tall tower’s structure is more than halfway up and the development team recently announced that sales have already surpassed the 50 percent mark.
The svelte spire designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF), sports a granite base with a sculptural glass tower that gradually broadens as it ascends. The architects have said that the juxtaposition between the base and tower stems from a difference of opinion between the developer and architects. Originally, KPF proposed an all-glass tower, which Eichner felt would too strongly clash with the masonry aesthetic of the Flatiron District. Ultimately, KPF embraced a stone base and a team was sent to China to select and procure each granite piece that would be arranged in an irregular and non-linear fashion.
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It’s going to cost you at least $2.5 million to live at 45 East 22nd Street. In a recent profile on the up-and-coming building, the Times revealed pricing and some juicy details about what’s planned for glassy tower. One-bedrooms averaging 1,074 square feet will be going for 2.5 mill, while the penthouse may go for as much as $42.5 million. The paper reports that no floor in the condo tower will have more than two units, and everything from the 55th floor up will be full-floor pads. The penthouse meanwhile will claim the 64th and 65th floors with an impressive 7,000 square feet of living space. The lower floors (i.e. everything below the 9th) will be dedicated to off-the-hook amenities like a lounge, billiards rooms, a yoga studio, kids’ room, pool, golf simulator—basically everything you’d expect an ultra luxurious building to have.
The Continuum Company-developed, KPF-designed tower is poised to trump nearby One Madison by 150 feet when complete. The cantilevering structure will sit on a site of just 75 feet wide, expanding as it rises 777 feet to a floor plate of 125 feet at its 65th floor. Construction is expected to commence February 2015 with a move-in date slated for December 2016. Sales are anticipated to launch this month.
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A new 80-unit condominium tower at 45 East 22nd street will bring the distance between New York’s two preeminent skylines a bit closer. Ian Bruce Eichner’s, Continuum Company has plans to build the loftiest skyscraper between the Empire State Building (1,250 feet) in Midtown and the Woolworth Building (792 feet) in the Financial District. The project designed by the high-rise pros of Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, stretches skyward 60 floors — a whopping 778 feet from an unassuming 50-foot wide lot currently occupied by two row-homes.
We recently stopped by the site to see how things are coming along, and it looks like demolition has just started. Check out our survey and snaps of the project ahead.
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