This morning we revealed renderings of Six Sigma’s upcoming condo at 435 West 19th Street, which offers private pools as one of its amenities (along with a sky garage). We first saw this perk pop up at SCDA’s Soori High Line a few blocks north on 29th Street, where 16 of its 27 units will feature heating swimming pools. Then, a $13 million condo at 172 Madison Avenue touted its 50-foot-long private pool, and One Riverside Park, Extell’s notorious “poor door” building, flaunted its duplex’s private pools.
While this may be a new trend here in NYC, “Soo Chan, principal of Singapore-based SCDA Architects, has already made a name for himself in Asia as the pool master, designing towers with up to 120 private swimming holes,” as we previously reported. So now that New Yorkers are getting a taste of what it’s like, are private pools going to be the next incarnation of the can’t-live-without fitness center?
Images: Private pool at the Soori High Line via SCDA Architects (L); private pool at 435 West 19th Street via Six Sigma (R)
- 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)
On the website of Extell Development’s latest residential tower, One Riverside Park, we uncovered some newer, more realistic renderings of their massive Riverside Center project. The 8-acre superblock between West 59th and 61st Streets lies at the southern end of a string of 11 Riverside South buildings that have been underway since the mid-1990s. Developer Donald Trump had struggled since 1974 to redevelop the 77-acre rail yard, and he developed the first eight buildings as Trump Place before selling a substantial portion of the site to Extell Development in 2005.
See more images of this mega-development here