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OMA’s first ground-up NYC condo welcomes residents

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Condos on offer start at $1.3 million for a studio

Courtesy of Toll Brothers City Living

Closings are now underway at 121 East 22nd Street, the 140-condo project with a prismatic facade at the corner of East 23rd Street and Lexington Avenue. The project is the first residential building in New York designed by OMA, the architecture firm founded by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Rem Koolhaus.

The 140-condo project is comprised of two buildings fronting on East 22nd and East 23rd streets that are connected by an interior courtyard. The condos, which range from studios to five-bedrooms, come with Gaggenau-equipped kitchens, custom millwork, and white oak floors all rendered in a clean and contemporary aesthetic by INC Architecture and Design. OMA partner and New York office lead Shohei Shigematsu lead the building’s design.

“The design appropriately responds to and harnesses the energy of the city and duality of the site’s urban context—the dynamic intersection of Gramercy Park and Madison Square is expressed by a three-dimensional, prismatic corner that introduces a new identity to the neighborhood while the façade remains contextual to its neighbors,” Shigematsu said in a statement announcing the closings. Toll Brothers City Living, who’s also behind Brooklyn’s Pierhouse, is the project’s developer.

Condos on offer currently listed on the development’s website range from $1.36 million for a 616-square-foot studio to $9.5 million for a 2,971-square-foot three bedroom with a balcony. Several condos on offer in the building have rolled back their asking prices, including a 2,504-square-foot three-bedroom asking $5.04 million down from $5.42 million.

Residency here comes with amenity perks in the building’s indoor/outdoor residency lounge, rooftop terrace, catering kitchen, and gym overlooking its indoor pool. Sales got underway in January 2017, around the same time the developer changed the building’s number of condos from 133 to 140.