Units in 45 East 22nd Street, the glassy tower that's looking to usurp One Madison as the hottest luxury condo tower in Flatiron, will start at $2.5 million and go up to $42.5 million, according to an article in the Times. The Bruce Eichner-developed building will stand at 65 stories and 777 feet tall, 150 feet taller than its rival, and will also feature a more interesting design courtesy of Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates. Paul Katz, one of the architects, describes the shape as "flaring [and] Brancusi-esque," meaning that it starts at 75-feet-wide at its base and gets wider as it goes up. The top floor is 125 feet wide, attaching extra significance to living in a high-floor unit.
Eichner revealed a number of other pertinent building details to the Times: lower floors will be dedicated to amenity space, with a terrace, lounge, billiards room, fitness center, children's playroom, golf simulator, yoga studio, and half basketball court. The residences start on the ninth floor and there will be no more than two units per floor. Starting on the 55th, they will all be full-floor units, culminating in a 7,000-square-foot duplex penthouse on the 64th and 65th floors. Other pricing details are as follows:
One-bedrooms will average 1,074 square feet and cost $2.5 million. The two variants of two-bedroom apartments will cost $4.49 million for 1,497 square feet and $4.87 million for 1,525 square feet. Three-bedrooms will start at $6.04 million for 2,153 square feet. Sales are expected to start this month while move-in is slated for December of 2016.
· Another Glass Tower at Madison Square [NYT]
· 45 East 22nd Street coverage [Curbed]