Two penthouse units (yes, two) remain at Gale International‘s boutique condominium development 21W20. The 15-story mid-rise is Gale’s first foray into the Manhattan market and has already placed 11 of the building’s 13 full-floor homes into contract at an average price of $2,528 per square foot. Slated for occupancy by year’s end, the project’s construction netting has finally come down and the finishing touches are now being applied to the lobby.
The 35,000-square-foot building is seamlessly nestled into the heart of downtown’s Flatiron neighborhood within its timeless Ladies’ Mile Historic District and presents a contextual exterior of blackened stainless steel, brick, and glass crafted by New York-based architects Beyer Blinder Belle. From street level, the building climbs unassumingly from a 25-foot-wide footprint. However, its upper four stories cleverly spill over onto the adjacent garage building, ultimately creating four breathtaking, 100-foot-wide penthouses.
A new residential building may be coming to West 23rd Street next to Citizen condos. While no new building or demolition permits have been filed for the parcel, an eco-friendly design penned by Sven Peters in collaboration with VUW Studio / CastDesignStudios visualizes the site’s full zoning potential. Their 15-story conceptual design targets the “high-end, enviro-hedonist buyer,” yielding a 25,000-square-foot building with 15 full-floor loft residences and ground-level commercial space. Their website notes that the project will be designed under the German Passivhaus environmental standards and will incorporate the latest advancements in energy recovery, infiltration mitigation, and air purification.
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Existing three-story building at the site occupied by the Catholic Medical Mission Board
**UPDATE 10/10/2014: We’ve been informed that the Spector Group is no longer involved in this project. Beyer Blinder Belle has taken over the design. We will provide new renderings of the project when available.
A new 16-story residential sliver tower will squeeze its way skyward from a narrow lot at 10 West 17th Street, situated just a block from foodie-hub Union Square in the Ladies’ Mile Historical District. Permits filed with the NYC Department of Buildings call for a 47,000-square-foot residential building with 15 units. The architect of record is Beyer Blinder Belle Architects & Planners, a firm well adept in crafting developments in historically sensitive locations and navigating the city’s Landmark’s approval process.
The majority of units in 10 West 17th will likely be full-floor apartments. The renderings shown here are designs from the Spector Group website, but it’s unknown if they are still involved in the project.
More on the plans here