It’s Free to Look: Once Controversial Condos at Columbus Circle Now a Steal [Pics]

It’s time to get reacquainted with The Sheffield at 322 West 37th Street, or the building formerly known as Sheffield57. The Columbus Circle high rise saw a tumultuous conversion from rentals to condominiums last year, led by developer Kent Swig (here profiled by The Observer‘s Dana Rubinstein). Swig reportedly exposed tenants to asbestos, sent a marching band to the tenant’s protest, bankrupted the project and was struck with an ice bucket–all to a chorus of blogger glee.

No news is good news for the latest incarnation of the Sheffield. Purchased at foreclosure auction by Fortress Investment Group, the conversion is complete and the units are quietly selling. Only three are left at this size.

This four-bedroom, four-bathroom unit, which occupies one fourth of the 44th floor–what’s your lucky number?–sure is a beauty. It’s asking $6.675 million for a whopping 3,417 square feet, not a bad deal for all that space. Better get in now before someone realizes how great this place actually is, controversy or no controversy.

SLIDESHOW: The Sheffield