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160 Leroy Street Site Prepares For Its Undulating Glass Condo

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The Herzog & de Mueron-designed building is nearly ready to rise

The nearly half-block site bounded by West, Leroy, and Clarkson streets has been cleared to make way for Ian Schrager's luxury condo of undulating glass, 160 Leroy. New York YIMBY spotted a shot by Tectonic of the cleared site, where excavation is now underway.

Not everyone's pleased about the development, which is rising on the former site of an auto body repair shop, a strip club-turned-hipster haven, a car wash, and a long-shuttered diner. "In case you're wondering how winter treated that little vintage block on West Street doomed to the wrecking ball, well, it wasn't good," Jeremiah Moss writes, bemoaning the loss of the silver diner relic.

As of November 2015, the development's 49 condos were already nearly 50-percent in contract, and that was just two weeks after sales launched on the down-low in the Herzog and de Meuron-designed building. The building's listings appeared online in early January alongside news that its 12,000-square-foot full-floor penthouse with a 7,500 square foot private rooftop with a pool would be asking between $75 and $80 million.

Construction is expected to be complete next year.