After architecting Battery Park developments including The Solaire and The Veridian, what's next for architectural bigshots Pelli Clarke Pelli? The Visionaire, this new 33-story condo development that's already broken ground on Site 3 in Battery Park City.
The building's website, which recently went live, is gaga for green—green living, that is—but green hype aside, the design itself looks suitable to the neighborhood, and the views from the apartments exceptional. Plus, if you look closely at the above right image, this little bonus, spotted by a tipster: "I love the water splashing up to the people strolling along Battery Park Place. Perhaps a global warming prediction?" Either way, baby, surf's up, with 251 condos set for occupancy in 2008.