As part of the Open House New York festivities this weekend, we also hopped on a tour of the Centurion. The Midtown limestone structure is the city's first residential building designed by I.M. Pei's sons' Pei Partnership Architects, but it's flown so under the radar that the building's broker waved around his World Cup tickets in an attempt to get a sale. This was our first trip inside, so we brought along a camera and snuck a few shots. Prices on the lower floors of the building have recently headed south, which has brought in a handful of buyers: the sales team tells us the building is 42 percent sold (some of it to the foreign buyer crowd), and will get up to 50 percent once all signed contracts close.
· Official website: The Centurion [centurioncondominium.com]
· Centurion coverage [Curbed]