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Development Du Jour: 166 Perry Street

Location: btwn Washington St./West Side Highway in Richard Meier's Far West Village
Size: Eight stories and 24 units, including two penthouses with private lap pools
Prices: $2 million to $11.5 million
Architects: Asymptote Architecture
Developer: Perry Street Development Corporation
Sales & Marketing: Corcoran/Sunshine
Lowdown: Yesterday we received an email from our friends at Streeteasy that went a little something like this: "Corcoran has just posted one listing for the anticipated new development 166 Perry Street. It is odd they only put up one; they may have mistakenly made it available." Hardly a mistake. This was the ticking before the time bomb went off, because today our old friend 166 Perry is unveiled in the Times, Sun, Dezeen and probably a million more places. The first residential building by husband-and-wife avant-gardists Hani Rashid and Lise Anne Couture is heavy on the archibabble:

laser cut and patterned operable metal scrims, translucent glass floating walls, sculptural forms concealing kitchen functions, and other features deployed throughout open floor plans will provide optimal transparency, flexibility of use, and access to the atmosphere beyond the building.There might be no need for those pesky, ugly kitchen functions, because since this is the same development team behind Richard Meier's glass towers, 166 Perry residents will have room service and "pantry stocking services" from Jean-George Vongerichten's Perry St. restaurant. How avant-garde! Reservations are already being taken.

· 166 Perry Street [Official Site]

166 Perry Street

166 Perry Street, New York, NY