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Architect behind One Vanderbilt snags $5M condominium a few blocks away

June 5th, 2019

James and Alison von Klemperer picked up a 1,650-square-foot sponsor unit at HFZ Capital Group‘s 16 West 40th Street for $4.85 million, property records filed Wednesday show. The deal prices out to about $2,939 per square foot.

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What’s next for David Chipperfield Architects?

May 13th, 2019

On the corner of Bryant Park in Midtown Manhattan facing the New York Public Library, this hotel and residential building rises 31 storeys and features retail at ground level. Adhering to the conditions of the Landmarks Preservation Commission, the façade offers a contemporary take on the architecture of historic buildings nearby. DCA matched the concrete aggregate to the stone varieties from the surrounding landmark buildings.

Curbed

Law & Order’s New York was never real

May 8th, 2019

Today, with a half-dozen Starbucks, an Urban Outfitters, and architects like Robert A.M. Stern remaking old apartment buildings like the Belnord, it’s hard to imagine the area in need of gentrification. But when I moved into my West 105th Street apartment, I’d go out every morning and clean up crack vials from the backyard. The quantity suggested more than one user, which meant that some nearby apartment hosted a crack house—just like the ones that were a staple on Law & Order at the time.

Architectural Digest

Why the Wellness Industry Means Big Business for Designers and Architects

April 24th, 2019

The real estate market is undergoing a “wellness amenities race, like an arms race,” observes John Shannon of HFZ Capital Group, a New York real estate developer that has collaborated with starchitects like David Chipperfield, Bjarke Ingels, and Robert A. M. Stern. “People are trying to offer more as a competitive advantage to the building next door.”

New York Post

These are the High Line’s hottest new buildings

April 10th, 2019

Scandinavian superstar Bjarke Ingels’ latest New York project, the XI, just topped out at 76 11th Ave. Its twin twisting towers offer 236 units and views over the High Line and Hudson River. “With its punched windows and gridded structural façade, the XI echoes the pragmatic rationality of the neighborhood’s historic warehouses, while its sculptural geometry gives it a kinship to the local arts community,” Ingels says. No two units are alike in the 36-story project (opening in 2020), but the standout is definitely the 5,663-square-foot, five-bedroom, five-bathroom penthouse, asking $28 million. Spanning a southwest corner with a 239-square-foot covered terrace, it sits above a new Six Senses New York Hotel, which emphasizes sustainability and wellness amenities.

Mansion Global

New York City is a Buyer’s Market, Architect Says

April 8th, 2019

Rafael de Cárdenas, a native New Yorker, started his career in fashion, working as a designer for Calvin Klein’s men’s collection, and later switched to architecture and design.

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Topping out for The XI by BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group

April 4th, 2019

HFZ Capital Group (HFZ), a leading Manhattan-based real estate development and investment company, today announce both towers that comprise The XI (“The Eleventh”), have topped out. The East Tower, known as No. X stands 300 feet tall and topped out this month, the West Tower, known as No. I stands 400 feet tall and topped out last fall. Featuring architecture designed by the world renowned Bjarke Ingels, The XI is a mixed-use residential and commercial development which offers 236 luxury condominium residences, as well as the first US destination by Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas.

Commercial Observer

Life of Bryant: Bryant Park’s Transformation Into the Center of Midtown

March 26th, 2019

The company tapped David Chipperfield to design the 33-story building, the famed architect’s first residential project in the city. The building will include a 226-room hotel with 57 condo units on the top three floors. The building is 75 percent sold, with 15 apartments available, including its $16.3 million penthouse, Lagrange said. HFZ is still finishing up six of the units.

Galerie Magazine

Dazzling New Buildings Are Coming to the High Line

March 21st, 2019

“A lot of people are calling this ‘architectural row,’ ” says Alicia Goldstein of HFZ Capital Group, which is nearing completion on its Bjarke Ingels–designed complex at West 18th Street and 11th Avenue. Composed of a pair of twisting towers sheathed in travertine and bronze, the XI will contain 236 residences as well as the first U.S. location for Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas, which will also devote 18,000 square feet to owner-exclusive amenities. In addition, there will be a commercial art space and a number of yet-to-be-announced installations—spearheaded by HFZ’s chairman and founder, Ziel Feldman, a noted collector of artists like Ugo Rondinone and Anselm Kiefer.