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OMA's first ground-up NYC residence launches sales from $1.5M

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The building from Rem Koolhaas’s firm will have 133 apartments

Courtesy Toll Brothers City Living

Last spring, it was revealed that Rem Koolhaas’s firm OMA would tackle its first ground-up commission in New York City: a condo building developed by Toll Brothers City Living that will rise on the site of United Cerebral Palsy's Gramercy headquarters.

The project has been shrouded in a bit of mystery since then, aside from an exterior rendering that shows off the building’s dark, glassy facade. But that’s about to change: sales for the building’s 133 units launch today, and with that comes the motherload of renderings for the project, both inside and out.

The building won’t be designed by Koolhaas himself; OMA partner Shohei Shigematsu, who has led the firm’s New York office for a decade, is responsible for the project, which will be known as 121 E 22nd. The building itself will rise 18 stories, with 133 apartments ranging from studios to five-bedroom units.

The new renderings offer a peek at what those apartments may look like: There’ll be open floorplans, floor-to-ceiling windows, and expansive bedrooms and bathrooms (for the larger apartments, anyway—no word on what a studio may look like). Some of the corner units will also have balconies that align with geometric cut-outs on the building’s facade, an interesting quirk that breaks up the otherwise staid exterior. There are some renderings of amenities, too, including an interior courtyard, a pool, an enormous lobby, rooftop terrace, and a children’s playroom.

As for the units for sale, they range from a 761-square-foot one-bedroom asking $1.5 million, to a 2,402-square-foot three-bedroom that’s asking $5.315 million. StreetEasy has the listings, and renderings are below.