Piero Lissoni

Architecture, condos, New Developments, Tribeca

45 Park Place, Michel Abboud, SOMA Architects, Soho Properties, Ground Zero Mosque

Rendering of 45 Park Place via Williams New York (L); Aerial view of 45 Park Place in the downtown skyline via CityRealty

In July, 6sqft revealed that 12,000-square-foot lot at 45 Park Place in Tribeca (the former site of the controversial Ground Zero Mosque that was shelved four years ago by developer Sharif El-Gamal) was cleared to make way for a huge new condo. The lot is owned by El-Gamal’s SoHo Properties, who, just today, unveiled the final design for the slender, SOMA Architects-designed tower, along with new details, including its 665-foot height and sky-high pricing. As Bloomberg reports, the 70-story glass tower “will include at least 15 full-floor units of 3,200 to 3,700 square feet, and average prices higher than $3,000 a square foot… Prices at that level would be at least 13 percent more than the second-quarter average for new-development listings in the borough.”

More details ahead

Cool Listings, Interiors, Upper East Side

The Penthouse at the Mark Refuses to Budge on $60M Price Tag

By Aisha Carter, Wed, September 24, 2014

25 East 77th Street, The Mark, Eric Schmitt custom staircase, skylit conservatory

At least they’re consistent. The on-again-off-again penthouse listing at The Mark continues to insist on a $60 million asking, nearly seven years after it first popped up on the market. This is particularly audacious considering the building’s already shaky history, which is fraught with buyer back-outs, lawsuits, and heavy price cuts. Still, the penthouse surges ahead asking more than $6,000 per square foot and daring anyone to challenge it. And what do you get for $60 million dollars plus $44,645 per month in common charges?

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