Category Archives: Midtown

Thinking of buying in Lincoln Square?

Now with the warm weather upon us, Manhattanites are looking for anywhere that they can to find refuge from the heat. One such place is Columbus Circle and the shops at Time Warner Center in the background.  The area is officially known as Lincoln Square and is very conveniently close to Midtown, shopping, many subway lines, Lincoln Center and of course Central Park.

The Time Warner Center which was completed in 2004 by the Related Company has two 80 story towers which houses condos, office and the Mandarin Oriental Hotel. Currently, there are 10 apartments for sale in the Time Warner Center ranging from $5 million for 2bd/2.5ba 1433 sqft(133m2) apartment to $24.75 million for a 3bd/3.5 ba 3491 sqft(324m2) 70th floor offering. The shops at Time Warner feature high end retail.

Brazilian Billionaire buys 80th flr in 157 West 57th st

Brazilian Billionaire Edson Bueno who sold most of his stake in his insurance and hospital company to UnitedHealth Group for $4.9 billion 3 years ago, purchased his 80th floor crash pad in One57 for $53M. According to NYDN, he bought it under a corporation. The apartment is 6240 sqft with 4 bedroms and 4 bathrooms and is located in the building that holds the record for most expensive residence sale at $100.47M. The apartment will be used as a pied-a-terre when the family is in NYC.

This sale is the ninth most expensive of all time in NYC but will likely be pushed lower on the list with several new condos being built in around Billionaire’s Row including 220 CPS which has already over $1 billion in sales according to reports.

 

217 west 57 street NYC tallest residential building

217 west 57 street aka the Nordstrom tower of developer Extell has released some renderings. The building should be completed by 2018 and will rise to 1479 feet at the roof level and have a pinnacle height of 1775. Developer Extell was also responsible One57 which is located at 157 west 57 street and has for now set the record for most expensive sale of a Manhattan apartment at $100.47mm earlier this year. Several other properties are going up around Billionaire’s Row including 432 Park avenue, and 220 CPS.

See the renderings by clicking on the link below.

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520 Park avenue

From the same team that brought 15 CPW comes this 54 story building with ony 31 units. 520 Park avenueZeckendorf development together with the starchitect of starchitects, Robert A.M. Stern bring this 54 story limestone building to life on Park avenue. Well, the building is on the side street but the address thanks to air rights bought from the church gained the address 520 Park avenue.

View from the 54 story limestone condo on the Upper East side
View from the 54 story limestone condo on the Upper East side

Prices start around $16mm for one floor and duplexes around $67mm according the CurbedNY. The penthouse is set to ask a cool $130mm. The building is trying to recreate the success the developer and architect had at 15 CPW which recorded sales over $2 billion and started this whole new construction with prewar exteriors.

Bathing in the sky
Bathing in the sky

The amenities are not that different than 432 Park avenue with a fitness center, garden, lap pool…

Sales are supposed to start this year. It will be interested to see if this building can recreate the success of 15 CPW. That was a different market and 2015 will be the year with much more competition for new luxury developments in Manhattan. 6500 units altogether are set to come to the market in all price points.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

432 Park avenue Tallest residential building in NYC

Much has been made of the luxury movement currently underway in Manhattan and 432 Park avenue to be finished this year will be the tallest residential building in the Western Hemisphere at 1396 feet tall and 96 stories. It was topped out late last year and can be seen from not only other boroughs but from other states. It is reported that the penthouse is already spoken for at $95mm.  Continue reading 432 Park avenue Tallest residential building in NYC

Midtown Manhattan towers rise

As buyers the world over continue to park their money in Manhattan real estate, towers in Midtown continue to rise. One57, the first to rise on what is now known as Billionaires Row is now competiting with several other luxury condos including 432 Park avenue (Macklowe Properties), 520 Park avenue(Zeckendorf), 220 CPS(Vornado), 252 East 57 street(Worldwide Group), the Nordstrom tower on West 57 street and the “skinny” tower at 111 West 57 street. Continue reading Midtown Manhattan towers rise

Midtown NYC Penthouse to ask $150mm

Now that One57 has set the bar at $100.47mm for its recent sale, other developers are trying to shatter that number. The NYDN is reporting that the 21k sqft penthouse which will occupy three floors at the converted Sony Building aka 550 Madison avenue in Midtown NYC will ask $150mm.

Many industry insiders feel that there are already too many luxury properties on the market and in the pipeline, so let’s see how this turns out. 520 Park avenue is also expected to take aim at Extell’s record with its own offering of 12k sqft for a reportedly $130mm which makes the $150mm of 550 madison look like a value play.

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