The Gramercy site that was once home to the headquarters of United Cerebral Palsy is in the process of going residential, but details on the Toll Brothers-developed building have been few and far between. It was just earlier this year that OMA, the firm led by Dutch starchitect Rem Koolhaas, was confirmed as the project’s designer; and now, per CityRealty, a few more details on the highly anticipated building have emerged.
The construction manager for the project, CM & Associates, posted a description of the project that offers some insight on what to expect. Hint: this building is going to be swanky:
The street sides of this building are highly detailed glass and concrete façades that meet each other in an electrifying fashion.
Sounds simple enough.…
Residents enter an artfully designed lobby that leads you to your apartment tower elevators, the courtyard, or the amenities spaces. The lavishly landscaped courtyard is an extension of the open pool area, playful children’s spaces, and wonderful screening and party rooms located on the second floor and Lower Level floors.
That’s all about what you’d expect from a luxury building these days…along with this:
Continuing with the futuristic design is the robotic parking system. Unit owner’s drop off their vehicles and it is automatically whisked away into an underground storage area.
There’s also a rendering, which you can see above, showing a dark and glassy structure that has a bit of a supervillain’s lair-vibe to it.
Per the DOB filings, it’ll have ground-floor retail, roof terraces, and 133 units spread out over 225,223 square feet of space. But none of this is official, of course, so who knows how these plans may change over time.