Award-laden Japanese architect Tadao Ando's first project in New York City now has more details, and its first visuals to boot. First published by Dezeen, developer Sumaida + Khurana is tapping the starchitect's signature trifecta of go-to materialsconcrete, steel, and glassto create a seven-story building with only eight apartments and a rooftop terrace at 152 Elizabeth, between Kenmare and Broome. The area is labeled Nolita by the real estate world, though some argue that it's Little Italy, but there's one fact that's unassailable: these homes are going to be super fancy. All eight apartments are going to be two- to five-bedrooms ranging from 1,900 square feet to over 5,000, with "bespoke interiors" by Gabellini Sheppard.
In March, Saif Sumaida and Amit Khurana picked up the corner site, formerly a parking garage (weren't they all), for $21 million. Construction is slated to begin soon, with 152 Elizabeth's completion expected for 2016. As is typical with these projects, sales will start well before then: in early 2015. In addition to gussying up the insides, Gabellini Sheppard Associates is the architect of record.
The renderings revealed thus far don't show the entire facade of the building, but a scribbled-yet-probably-brilliant drawing by Ando gives a first glimpse. Ando is one of many starchitects with buildings on the rise in the city, but despite the crowded field, many fans are eagerly awaiting his New York debut.
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