Those Zecekendorfs sure do love their starchitects.
From William Zeckendorf’s work with I.M. Pei and Minoru Yamaski in the 1960s and ’70s to his grandsons’ projects with the likes of KPF and, most notably, Robert A.M. Stern, who created both the brand new 15 Central Park West and the newly renovated 18 Gramercy Park South, the Zeckendorfs have a thing for high design.
Add to that now 50 UN Plaza, a 44-story condo tower on the East Side that will be Lord Norman Foster’s first residential commission in the United States. Mr. Foster is well known for his work on the Hearst Tower, World Trade Center Tower 2 and the new Sperrone Westwater Gallery on the Bowery, as well as a new commission for 425 Park Avenue for L&L Holdings. With this latest commission, he cements his place as an all-around architectural power in the city.
New York’s newest Best Buy is scheduled to open tomorrow in the unlikeliest of places: the base of uber-luxurious condo Fifteen Central Park West. The store will unfold over at least 46,000 square feet, and Best Buy reportedly paid $75 million for a 15-year lease.
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Sandy and Joan Weill have spent $42.4 million on a penthouse in Fifteen Central Park West, according to a city deed filed on Sept. 12. That is only the third apartment sale in the new development to officially close, and the second to close for over $10 million.
The Plaza Hotel, on the Read More
The first sale at Fifteen Central Park West is official.
Unit 7C has closed for $9.67 million, according to city records. The buyer, listed as Carolina Real Property LLC, took its time closing. The deal went to contract back in September 2005 and did not close until just a few weeks ago. The true Read More
To be born a Zeckendorf is to try to avoid the fate of your father.
It all started with William Zeckendorf Sr., the real-estate mogul’s real-estate mogul, whose greatest fault lay in being years ahead of his time. He assembled the parcel on which the United Nations rose in 1947 and also built the Roosevelt Read More
Rendering of 15 C.P.W.
When the New York Times profiled the burgeoning trend of ultra-lush, real estate bashes–complete with pop stars and haute cuisine–developer Arthur Zeckendorf seemed unimpressed. “I cannot say that we’ve had to do that,” he told Motoko Rich. “It’s probably a lot of hype for not much return except Read More
“Last night, I went dancing for the first time in 60 days,” said Bill May, the co-chairman of the 138-year-old William B. May real-estate family brokerage. He was sitting at an outdoor café off Madison Avenue as most of New York prepared to shuttle off to the Hamptons for the July 4 holiday weekend. Mr. Read More