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Carter's View

Renderings of the design by Herzog & de Meuron and Handel Architects LLP for the planned 10-story condominium apartment building at 40 Bond Street have now been published.

The design is distinguished by its green-glass-clad facade that puts a modern gloss and sheen on 19th-century cast-iron industrial architecture of SoHo and NoHo and by its swirling cast-aluminium gate that adds a new dimension to the city's infamous tradition of graffiti scrawls. The two of the gate varies in height rising to a height of about 22 feet. Its design is repeated in the lobby's where it will be etched onto Corian panels.

Herzog & de Meuron are most famous for their redesign of a powerplant in London into the Tate Modern Museum, their plans for the main stadium for the Olympic Games in Beijing, China, a twisting structure for the de Young Museum in San Francisco and the multi-faceted Prada Aoyama building in Tokyo.

The facade at 40 Bond Street promises to be among the most elegant in the city.

The project will have five townhouse units with 22-foot-high living rooms and 27 apartments. Ian Schrager, Aby Rosen and Michael Fuchs are the developers.

The building will have a two-story-high lobby that leads to a common garden in the rear and a fitness center in the basement.

The apartments will have 11-foot-high ceilings and range from about $3,350,000 for a 1,269-square-foot unit on the fourth floor to $11,500,000 for an eighth floor apartment with 3,288 square feet of interior space and 1,342 square feet of exterior space.

The penthouse has 6,626 square feet of interior space and 3,529 square feet of exterior space and a price tag of $18.5 million and Mr. Schrager has previously indicated that he is "taking the penthouse."
Architecture Critic Carter Horsley Since 1997, Carter B. Horsley has been the editorial director of CityRealty. He began his journalistic career at The New York Times in 1961 where he spent 26 years as a reporter specializing in real estate & architectural news. In 1987, he became the architecture critic and real estate editor of The New York Post.
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