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First NYC condo by Rem Koolhaas's OMA makes its angular ascent

The 133-condo project’s expected to be complete in 2018

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Despite its bevy of projects in other global cities like Milan, Beijing, and Stockholm, Rem Koolhaas’s architecture firm OMA has yet to complete a ground-up project in New York City. But that will all change when construction wraps on the firm’s 18 story condo in Gramercy, in 2018. The building isn’t designed by Koolhaas himself, but by OMA partner Shohei Shigematsu.

Work is already underway at the site—formerly home to United Cerebral Palsy’s Gramercy headquarters—an unusual lot that straddles the School of the Future on the corner of Lexington Avenue and East 23rd Street.

Although the project is just a fraction of the way to the top, it’s already easy to make out the angular juts that will give shape to its glassy facade. Construction site photographer Field Condition just published a handful of photos of the project that chart its progress.

The development will rise 18 stories along Lexington and 23rd Street, and a shorter tower will front on East 22nd Street. In all, the development is expected to have apartments ranging in size from studios to five-bedrooms.

Sales launched in late January, with prices ranging from $1.5 million for a 761-square-foot one-bedroom, $5.315 million for a 2,402-square-foot three-bedroom.

For more images, head on over to Field Condition.