A red carpet was rolled out Tuesday evening in front of The Dillon, the seven-story wave of glass that has transformed a block of West 53rd Street in Hell's Kitchen. This was a sneak preview party reminiscent of the real estate gold rush, which appears to be a trend nowadays. The lobby, hallways and model units were mobbed with dressed-to-the-nines brokers snacking on sushi?a scene perhaps befitting a building that was conceived in happier times. Will buyers be just as eager to check the place out?
Despite the crowds and security guards that kept people from wandering off, Curbed photographer Will Femia managed to snag some revealing photos of what lies behind all that undulating glass designed by Smith-Miller + Hawkinson. Many units featured long twisting layouts, meaning that when The Dillon's listings and full website launch (there's a teaser page up now), the floorplan porn should be interesting viewing.
· The Dillon [dillon53.com]
· The Dillon coverage [Curbed]