Publications

A Prewar Building’s History Becomes an Amenity

At the Woolworth Building, the 1913 skyscraper designed by architect Cass Gilbert, which was the tallest in the world until 1930, Alchemy Properties is in the process of converting the top 30 floors into 33 condos priced from $3.875 million.

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Adjmi’s New Condo Building is an Elegant Addition to a Historic Manhattan District

What to do with a building and a city block with no designated historic significance but, for lack of a better term, landmark adjacency? This was the challenge for Morris Adjmi and his team when they set out to design a boutique luxury condominium building for Toll Brothers at 55 West 17th Street.

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BIG Reveals Renderings of Twisting High Line Towers

The twisting, torquing towers of the Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG)-designed The Eleventh (The XI) have begun sprouting along the High Line, and developer HFZ Capital has released a new batch of renderings.

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Studio Gang’s New 51-Story Brooklyn Tower Is Revealed

Renderings for the new Studio Gang-designed 11 Hoyt condo development in downtown Brooklyn have been released. Topping out at 51 stories at 664 feet, 11 Hoyt will be among the tallest buildings in Brooklyn—taller than any existing structure.

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CookFox Converts a Storage Facility into a Lush, Luxurious Apartment Complex

Making a 15-story tower feel intimate is no small feat. That’s exactly what the New York–based firm CookFox Architects set out to do when it took on the task of transforming the former Whitehall Storage Facility into a 91-unit luxury residential building on 150 Charles Street in New York City’s West Village.

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These Senior Housing Projects are Nicer than Your Home

A forthcoming rental building on the Upper West Side has undeniably luxurious extras, including a library lounge, a hair salon and a movie theater. 305 West End Residences, near 74th Street, will be a sleek and shiny assisted-living facility with a memory-care wing that’s specially designed for individuals with dementia or Alzheimer’s.

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Fundamentally Preserved, Entirely Transformed

In autumn 2015, Porcelanosa, a Spanish manufacturer of tiles and kitchen/bath finishes, opened a new 18,000-squarefoot New York showroom at 202 Fifth Ave. Occupying the former Commodore Criterion building, the store required a full gut renovation to create seven levels within a building envelope that previously had only six levels.

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Google’s NYC Office by Interior Architects Has Eye-Catching Features at Every Turn

In view of the High Line park and the Hudson River, Google has a new home. With space split between two Chelsea landmarks, and revamped by Interior Architects, the search engine’s sales team enjoys impressive digs that are nevertheless decidedly understated. The goal here was to play against type by celebrating the low-tech and the local.

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Lessons from the Sept. 19 Mexico Earthquake

When the dust settled from the Sept. 19, 2017, Puebla-Morelos quake—the most damaging seismic event in Mexico since the 1985 quake—44 buildings had partially or fully collapsed in Mexico City.

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