It's true that Curbed often complains about a lot of things relating to new developments, but usually we don't flat-out hate something. But, in all honesty, we're having a hard time holding back the laughter when checking out the website and details of Sundari Lofts & Tower, just north of Madison Square Park. Profiled on Triple Mint, the Sundari building is taking over the T-shaped lot occupied by Andy Warhol's legendary (and shuttered) Factory. The odd space will be transformed into thin glass towers with frontage on three streets, 50 luxury condos in all. And while we've frequently pointed out how out of control luxury amenities in new buildings are getting, the development's zen/meditation theme has finally tossed them over the shark's gaping mouth. Since "the calming influence of water is essential to Sundari's atmosphere of balance and tranquility," you'll very much enjoy the "zen-like reflection garden with cascading waterfall" and "invigorating 58' lap pool" that looks about as glamorous as the dungeon where they probably let Saddam Hussein work out. There's nothing really outrageous about what's going in the building, it's just that the way it's all packaged seems like an elaborate punking. Are we way out of line? Let's have your take in the comments. No offering plan available on Sundari just yet.
· Sundari Lofts & Tower [sundarinyc.com]
· Update: Condos at 158 Madison [Triple Mint]