Two mysteries surrounding One Madison Park?the new 60-story Flatiron condo building that surely will be a contender for Curbed's Development of the Year (winner gets a firm-yet-gentle pat on the behind)?have been answered in dramatic fashion. And by dramatic fashion, we mean a press release reposted on The Real Estate. The building's screening room, attached with a Hollywood powerhouse promise, will be a partnership with Creative Artists Agency. CAA gets a new private venue to screen flicks for press, and a built-in audience living directly above. Not bad! And on the topic of the Pritzker Prize-winning architect hired to design the 22nd Street entrance, the cat is out of the bag: Rem Koolhaas' OMA firm will draw up the plans. But this is where it gets confusing. OMA is said to be designing not just the entrance, but a new 22-story building with 21 apartments. Wh-wh-what? So the 60-story tower on 23rd Street will be joined with a separate 22-story building just behind it? Has this been known all along, or is this new news? One buyer at One Madison Park has already written in to say, and we're paraphrasing here, what the fuck?
· Pritzker-Winner Koolhaas Picked to Design One Madison Park Tower [TRE]
· One Madison Park Goes from Pricey to Really Pricey [Curbed]
· Look But Don't Touch at One Madison Park [Curbed]