Extell

affordable housing, housing lotteries, lincoln square, New Developments, Rentals, Upper West Side 

50 riverside boulevard

Poor doors be damned. It looks like the anger and public outcry swirling around Extell’s new 50 Riverside Boulevard condo didn’t do much to deter New Yorkers from vying for a low-income unit at the building. The Times reports that the development company received a whopping 88,000 applications for the building’s 55 affordable apartments after they opened up the lines back in February.

The overwhelming demand is most certainly a win for developer Gary Barnett, who found himself in the hot seat for creating a separate entrance for low-income tenants, away from the market-rate residents. When speaking to the paper, Barnett called the whole poor door ordeal a “made-up controversy” adding to that “I guess people like it. It shows that there’s a tremendous demand for high-quality affordable housing in beautiful neighborhoods.”

So do poor doors really matter?

Architecture, Central Park South, condos, Midtown West, New Developments

Nordstrom Tower, NYC supertalls, 217 West 57th Street, tallest residential building in the world

Rendering via NY Yimby

It’s been relatively quiet on the Nordstrom Tower front since we saw some skyline renderings in September. But now YIMBY has uncovered the official renderings for Extell‘s 217 West 57th Street, the 92-story, 1,775-foot supertall that will take the title of tallest residential building in the world when completed, surpassing Mumbai’s World One Tower by 29 feet. The images continue to show how the tower will dominate the skyline, but they also give us a detailed look at the façade and a peek into one of the penthouses.

See all the renderings here

condos, Construction Update, New Developments, Starchitecture

ONE57 tower new york christian de portzamparc

Image © Wade Zimmerman courtesy of Agence Christian de Portzamparc (ACDP)

Watch where you walk when treading near supertall towers. The WSJ reports that a stop work order has been issued at One57 after a kitchen table-sized piece of Plexiglass fell from the 22nd floor of the tower on Sunday, smashing into two parked cars down below. Thankfully no one was injured in the incident, but the accident is just one in a slew of construction mishaps that have plagued the building. In late February, glass from the tower landed on a neighboring building’s terrace, and last May, a windowpane fell from the 22nd floor, hitting a truck below. The building was also creating precarious conditions back in 2012 during Super Storm Sandy, when all of New York City looked on in horror as the support cable of an 80-ton crane at the top of the building broke, causing it dangle above their heads.

Is one57 cursed? Find out more here

Architecture, condos, Construction Update, New Developments, Nomad

212 Fifth Avenue, BLT, Madison Equities, Extell, BLT, NoMad, Madison Square, Madison Square Park, Flatiron, Eataly, AJSNY,Helpern Architects, Manhattan condos

With the debut of their newly-sharpened website, the visual-realization whizzes at AJSNY are seeking to steal some Apple Watch buzz with this stunningly whimsical rooftop addition atop the now-under-conversion 212 Fifth Avenue in Nomad.

The conceptual vision, designed by the rendering team themselves, shows a bronze-clad, multi-story addition wrapped with sinuous ribbons framing an enormous south-facing clock. Below the steampunk-esque penthouse, AJSNY depicts a standard condo-conversion affair of open layouts and double-height spaces for the 1913 neo-medieval tower. The team’s images also give us an idea of what the official owners–Madison Equities, Thor Equities, and Building and Land Technology–have in mind for this quintessential Manhattan address. The scheme is not official or approved, but it certainly is creative.

More details on the proposed design ahead

Lower East Side, New Developments

Extell, Extell lower east side, 250 South Street ,

Here’s your first look at Extell’s new tower popping up just north of the Manhattan Bridge along the East River waterfront. Spotted by Bowery Boogie on the construction sign at the 250 South Street site, the somewhat vague rendering is short on design details but manages to show a behemoth ready to dominate the area.

Read more

condos, lincoln square, New Developments, Rentals, Upper West Side 

50 riverside boulevard

Easily 2014’s most controversial building, Extell’s 40 Riverside Boulevard—a.k.a. the “Poor Door” building, and recently rechristened 50 Riverside Boulevard in light of the scandal—is back in the news, this time for reasons far less unsavory. Starting today, qualified New Yorkers can apply for one of the building’s 55 subsidized rentals.

Find out how much units are going for

Architecture, Chinatown, Construction Update, Lower East Side, New Developments, Rentals

Extell Development, Two Bridges, Chinatown, Lower Manhattan, Adamson Associates, Lend Lease, Manhattan Skyscrapers

Groundwork continues on Extell Development’s 847-foot-tall mega-rental complex at the foot of the Manhattan Bridge. Rumored to be called One Manhattan Square, the project at 250 South Street will bring a staggering 790 luxury rentals and 205 affordable units to a remote section of the Two Bridges/Chinatown neighborhood. The project rises on the former site of a cherished one-story Pathmark supermarket and its sprawling parking lot.

While details of the design remain scarce, public documents reveal a two-towered development of 68 and 23 stories to rise atop a three-story podium that will contain 30,000 square feet of retail. Blogger Bowery Boogie uncovered the residential amenity package, which will include two swimming pools, a health club, basketball court, squash court, bowling alley, golf simulator, and 137 on-site parking spaces.

More details on One Manhattan Square

Real Estate Wire

Bedford Avenue, Williamsburg
  • Sale of two Williamsburg buildings on Bedford Avenue for $40 million sets a new record. [Crain’s]
  • Extell employs holograms to market its One Riverside Park condominium. [NYT]
  • Google is expanding its footprint in Chelsea, creating a 3.5-million-square-foot urban tech campus. [WSJ]
  • Art Deco Plaza condo drops asking price by $15 million. [Curbed]

Images: Rendering of the new Bedford Avenue development via RedSky Capital (L); Plaza condo (R)

Featured Story

Architecture, Features, Midtown West, Starchitecture

So You Think You Know Everything About One57?

By Ondel Hylton and Adam Rothstein, Mon, December 22, 2014

One57, Extell, Christian de Portzamparc

Well, you might want to think twice. Even though the city’s most expensive condo building is also perhaps the most written-about (even the Times has run out of ways to describe it), there are still plenty of little-known facts about the 1,005-foot-tall tower.

One57 is considered the crown jewel of what’s been dubbed “Billionaire’s Row,” and can also be credited with launching the ultra-luxury building boom. Developed by Extell‘s Gary Barnett and designed by Pritzker-winning architect Christian de Portzamparc, the sleek tower is currently the second tallest structure in the city. And that’s just the beginning.

Bone up on your One57 factoids here

Harlem, real estate trends

125th Street, Harlem

125th Street via jmd41280 via photopin cc

14th Street, 23rd Street, 86th Street–there’s no question that these east-west thoroughfares are some of the city’s most bustling corridors of commercial, cultural, and residential activity. And 125th Street in Harlem could now be joining their ranks, a real estate trend dissected in a WSJ article today.

Big-name NYC developers are cashing in on the street’s transformation. Greystone & Co. bought a $11.5 million site through a bankruptcy auction earlier this month, where they’ll put 75 market-rate and affordable apartments, along with ground-floor retail space. Across the street, Continuum Co. will add 700 residential units and 85,000 square feet of retail. Nearby, Wharton Properties has obtained funding for their 33,000-square-foot retail complex that will be anchored by Whole Foods.

Read more

SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTERS

Thank you, your sign-up request was successful!
This email address is already subscribed, thank you!
Please provide a valid email address.
Please complete the CAPTCHA.
Oops. Something went wrong. Please try again later.