In his design, Robert A.M. Stern tried to pay homage to architect Philip Johnson, according to TRD, with his use of marble and bronze. The marketing materials revealed that the apartments would have had heights anywhere between 11 to 16 feet.
City records that appeared yesterday show that Olayan America closed on the building as of late last month. As suspected, Chetrit will get a nice little profit, as the final closing cost for the property was $1.4 billion.
The Robert A.M. Stern-led condo conversion of the iconic Sony Building is no longer: Chetrit Group is apparently selling off the property to a new investor, and the planned apartments and hotel that would have occupied the space are no longer.