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Two Turtle Bay Towers Are Rising From Crane Collapse Site

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The 2008 crane collapse on East 51th Street killed seven people, destroyed a nearby brownstone, and caused other problems. But now two residential towers are rising from the rubble, the WSJ reports, with an aim to revitalize the damaged area and bring ultra-luxurious new apartments to a hungry corner of the market. Developed by the ubiquitous HFZ Capital, the 123-unit Halcyon will house one- to four-bedroom units ranging from about $1.3 to $10 million apiece. (Prices for the bigger apartments have spiked since we last wrote about the Halcyon.) New details have emerged about its amenities?beyond the standard concierge, kids' areas, and gym, there will be a 50-foot-long lap pool as well as a "golf room" and a communal terrace with a BBQ pit, according to the Journal. Rising to 32 stories, this glass-and-steel high-rise at 305 East 51st Street "will include two four-bedroom duplex penthouses with private terraces and three-bedroom duplexes with terraces on lower floors of the building." Interiors will be designed by the "immaculate" S. Russell Groves; sales are expected to begin in July with occupancy starting in 2015.

Over at 950 Second Avenue, at the corner of 50th Street, the WSJ adds that Fishman Group has tapped COOKFOX to design "a 140,000-square-foot, 28-story building with 54 apartments and some commercial space." Even though the DOB has approved the permits, more details aren't yet available.

· After Crane Accident, Residential Projects Take Shape [WSJ]
· 123 New 'Halcyon' Condos Headed for East 51st Street [Curbed]
· Are Developer 'Animals' Making a Comeback in Turtle Bay? [Curbed]


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