While the Museum for African Art practices its patience downstairs, 1280 Fifth Avenue, the museum-topping new development from architect Robert A.M. Stern, has already hit the market. The 115-unit building, with prices averaging $1,344/square foot, has four model units, designed by Andre Kikoski Architect to match the four seasons as seen in building neighbor Central Park. (The lobby ceiling, for example, takes its design from a dried leaf found by the Kikoski team.) We headed uptown this morning to nab some amateur photos of the models and get an update on sales. The stats: there are five in contract units (prices on currently available units go from $723,900 to $2,733,600), and most interest has come from families already living uptown and from international buyers. The broker tells us unit combos have been popular, not surprising given that the layouts were a little squeezed to spread those park views around.
· 1280 FIfth Avenue coverage [Curbed]