The glassy condo tower now rising at the corner of 53rd Street and Lexington Avenue is leaving all traces of its erstwhile long-stalled site behind. Aby Rosen tapped Hines and China Vanke to join the development team (making this one of the many in the city backed with Chinese money) and secured financing, so the 61-story building was already looking more and more like a reality.
Then there's the star power of Norman Foster as the architect, who has come up with a facade that undulates, in an angular fashion, all the way around the perimeter of the building. Add to that the attorney general's offering plan The Real Deal dug up and reviewed today, and the condos at 100 East 53rd Street (formerly known as 610 Lexington Avenue), which are set to hit the market this spring, loom even closer. The paperwork shows that the 99 units will likely (because the plan hasn't yet been approved) have a combined ask of $761.8 million, with the cheapest apartment being a one-bedroom on the fifth floor for $3.3 million and the most expensive being a penthouse duplex asking $55 million.
The angular facade, which is hard to discern in renderings, comes out clearly in the floorplans. As for other units in the building, there's set to be a $35 million duplex on the 10th and 11th floors. Full-floor units will range from $18.5 million to $22.6 million. Taken together, the apartments will ask an average of $4,000 per square foot.
Perhaps the most egregious movethough who really knows the definition of the word in an era of $175M penthousesis that a bike storage space is available for $3,000. Head over to The Real Deal for the penthouse duplex's floorplan and more.
· Revealed: Prices, floor plans for Aby Rosen's 100 East 53rd [TRD]
· Aby Rosen Finds Developer For 610 Lexington Avenue [Curbed]
· First Look Inside Norman Foster's 610 Lexington Avenue [Curbed]
· The Facade of Norman Foster's Long-Stalled Midtown Condos, Revealed [Curbed]
· All 100 East 53rd Street coverage [Curbed]