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Rendering/Reality: 535 West End's Homage to Happier Times

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On the new development beat, Upper West Side edition: 535 West End, situated at West 86th Street, has been billing its massive full-floor units as "21st century pre-war residences" for awhile now. (It was a Development du Jour back in the heady days of spring 2008.) No need to mince words: the building is solid, complementing its neighbors well and somehow managing to capture some rays of the glory days of pre-war. In this economy, developer Extell has taken a gamble by dividing it into only 22 units. Regardless—spiky haircut aside—we're inclined to say this one's shaping up to beat the rendering. Your thoughts?
· 535 West End [Official Site]
· Listings: 535 West End Ave. [Corcoran]
· All 535 West End Coverage [Curbed]

535 West End Avenue

535 West End Avenue, New York, NY