Doesn't the rendering above look strangely like a car in an elevator? It looks to us like 115 Norfolk Street, better known here as the Son of Thor, is stepping on the toes of a crosstown starchitecture rival, 200 Eleventh Avenue. That Annebelle Selldorf-designed building features a car elevator that hoists owners autos to private garages in each unit, an amenity that earned the building its Sky Garage nickname. The Grzywinski+Pons-designed 115 Norfolk Street, well, doesn't have one. According to the brokerbabble for the newly-listed penthouse, there's "private parking in the basement...accessible though an elevator that opens directly to the penthouse floor." Which sounds like, you know, a regular ol' passenger elevator, even if it is private. For the time being, it looks like Selldorf tower will be retaining the world's wackiest amenity title, renderings be damned.
· 115 Norfolk Street, PENTHOUSE [Elliman]
· Take the Car Elevator Up to a Sky Garage Penthouse [Curbed NY]