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POLL: Are Private Pools the Next Must-Have Amenity?

By Dana Schulz, Wed, July 22, 2015

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)

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)

Architecture, Major Developments, New Developments, Starchitecture, Upper West Side 

Extell, Riverside Center, Trump, Riverside Center, Elad, Silverstein, Upper West Side, Christian de Portzamparc

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