Aby Rosen's latest Midtown residential building, 100 East 53rd Street, has topped out less than a year after construction began at the site. Rosen made the announcement at a press conference held at the construction site Tuesday morning. "People previously looked at Midtown as an area that was just full of offices," Rosen told Curbed. "But now people are looking at it as a place that's more livable, that has more retail, shopping, and great dining experiences. With Midtown, it's now a case of people wanting to live and work in the same place."
Rosen's RFR Holding is developing the building, which is designed by acclaimed architect Norman Foster, along with Hines and China Vanke. The 63-story building will have 94 apartments. Floors five through nine will feature loft-style residences, called "Bustle Residences", and the upper floors are known as the Tower Residences. All of the interior work has been carried out by William T. Georgis.
Here's the breakdown of the apartments, according to Compass, which is handling the sales and marketing on the building. There will be 43 one-bedrooms with an average of 1,302 square feet; 38 two-bedrooms averaging 2,145 square feet; 11 three-bedrooms averaging 3,336 square feet; and two four-bedroom duplexes with about 6,517 square feet of space, one of which will be the penthouse.
As for amenities, the first floor will feature a European-style, high end food court, and there will be a celebrity-chef run restaurant on the second floor. The official announcement with details of who will take over the space are expected next week, according to Rosen. Floors three and four will feature a host of amenities for residents including a swimming pool, a sauna, a fitness center, and yoga and ballet rooms.
Sales at 100 East 53rd Street are expected to launch by the end of the month. One bedrooms start at about $3.35 million, and the penthouse is rumored to be priced at $65 million, according to the New York Times. The 711-foot building is located adjacent to the iconic Seagram Building, which is also owned by Rosen.
· 100 East 53rd Street Archives [Curbed]