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Stone Façade Of Bjarke Ingels’ The XI Seen Climbing Above Eleventh Avenue In Chelsea

August 20th, 2019

The stone façade has begun to climb up the twisting curtain walls The XI, a pair of towers designed by Bjarke Ingels of Bjarke Ingels Group in Chelsea. One of the most noticeable construction projects along the High Line, the 36- and 26-story reinforced concrete towers, which topped out in March, will soon be home to condominiums and a 137-room Six Senses Hotel Resorts Spas, the first location in the United States. Eighty-seven of the residential units will be designed by Gilles & Boissier, while 136 will be designed by Gabellini Sheppard. Prices will range from $2,575,000 to $14,500,000.New photos of the larger, 402-foot-tall superstructure show the color and texture of the envelope, which is going to be covered with travertine stone. The warm hues tone down the bright white-colored exterior, which is only the backside to the travertine fitting. Workers are about two-thirds of the way up the western profile, while the shorter, 300-foot-tall counterpart has yet to begin curtain installation.

Haute Residence

These Historic Buildings Are Now 5-Star New York Residences

August 9th, 2019

The Belnord is an iconic Upper West Side landmark that occupies an entire city block bounded by West 86th and 87th Streets, Amsterdam Avenue and Broadway. Robert A.M. Stern Architects, the world-renowned architecture firm is overseeing the restoration of the original architecture and re-imagining the interiors for the residences. The Belnord is one of the greatest turn-of-the-century residential buildings, originally constructed in 1908 and designed by famed architecture firm Hiss & Weekes. The property’s new design will feature 95 residences, ranging from two- to five-bedrooms, situated across 14 floors. In addition, 9,000 square feet of state-of-the-art amenities will be incorporated into the building, and many of The Belnord’s hallmarks — including the courtyard and the exterior architecture are being restored to their original grandeur and updated.

New York Post

The Upper West Side’s oldest buildings are posh once more

July 25th, 2019

When the Gilded Age began in the 1870s, New York City was on the cusp of a new era. There were no subways, people still drove horse-drawn carriages, the Upper West Side was farmland — and modern apartments didn’t yet exist.Just a few decades later, everything had changed: mass transit whisked riders around, opening up all of Manhattan to development, and luxury apartment buildings began to spring up across the Upper West Side. It didn’t take long for New Yorkers to embrace their conveniences.While many of these grand Gilded Age residences fell on hard times after World War II, today many are being returned to their original glory via condo conversions that add modern amenities and amp up their existing old-school refinement.

Architectural Digest

ASH NYC Meticulously Staged This Penthouse for the Type A New Yorker

July 23rd, 2019

Alongside project manager Leah Wu, the duo put that approach to work in Penthouse A at 88 & 90 Lex, a new condo conversion that blends a classic prewar structure with a modernist interior. The interior architecture for the space was spearheaded by New York firm Workshop/APD, who oversaw the building's design. AD PRO spoke to Bowen about how he created the layered, shaped look in the penthouse without touching the framework.

Travel and Leisure

The Top 25 Hotel Brands in the World

July 18th, 2019

“True pioneers in wellness,” as one reader described it, Six Senses delivers innovative treatments, best-in-class amenities, and dining experiences that are as indulgent as they are health-conscious. All of these aspects work in concert to help guests of all ages develop more mindful habits. Also impressive is what another reader touts as the brand’s “incredible commitment to sustainability.” There’s even a designated vice president who oversees initiatives devoted to that purpose, including replacing plastic water bottles with recyclable glass ones at all of the brand’s 17 properties. But perhaps what makes Six Senses’ diverse portfolio so consistently popular among T+L readers is what one fan described as “true emotional hospitality” — the kind of gracious, intuitive service that leaves each guest feeling special and seen.

Elle Decor

ART, DESIGN AND LUXURY IN A PILOT FLAT

July 17th, 2019

The Bryant is the most recent David Chipperfield building in Manhattan that is about to be completed, but from which we have already been able to know we have already completely fallen in love with its design and furniture. To decorate this luxurious two-bedroom apartment, Standard Arts curators selected furniture and artwork from the Objects of Common Interest studio. Throughout the 129 square meters we can find furniture and decorative items from different contemporary artists based in the United States, such as Anne Deleporte, Ana Lucia Cano, GT Pellizzi, Gustavo Prado or Sei Smith. The careful architectural design (with a facade covered with terrazzo panels) and, of course, the sophisticated interior design of David Chipperfield, is the ideal backdrop for this exhibition of works of art and contemporary design, curated through an unconventional approach.

Untapped Cities

11 Luxury Pre-War Hotels and Apartments of the Upper West Side

July 15th, 2019

It’s hard to imagine today that people had to be lured to settle on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, but such was the case at the turn of the 20th century when the first New York City subway line opened. The Interborough Rapid Transit Line (IRT) started at City Hall, with the most epic of subway stations (now closed off to the public except on official Transit Museum tours). The Astors and other enterprising investors owned the land uptown, purchased in a speculative property boom. Now, the question was how to brand the area. No longer just for bachelors, apartment living was made luxurious and drew wealthy New York families out of their single family homes downtown and into apartments uptown. This change in not only location but also in lifestyle was often a hard sell, so the apartments had to be decked out in the latest modern amenities and features that single family homes couldn’t offer. The speculative investments paid off and many luxurious apartments of the Pre-War era are still some of the most coveted New York City addresses. Check out some of the oldest and most luxurious apartments and hotels of the Upper West Side:

Business Insider

Take a look inside the pair of twisting glass towers in NYC that's drawing attention from international billionaire buyers, from Jeff Bezos to New Zealand's richest person

June 11th, 2019

A set of luxury twisting towers in New York City is drawing the attention of billionaire buyers, including Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and New Zealand's richest man. The XI — "The Eleventh" — is a double-tower development that spans an entire city block in Chelsea, on Manhattan's west side. It will include 236 luxury residences and the first US location of Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas.Jeff Bezos reportedly considered a penthouse in the XI before dropping about $80 million on a spread near Madison Square Park, The Wall Street Journal reported.

The Real Deal

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.