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Although it only launched its sales program recently, Extell Development Company has reportedly sold almost 100 of the 274 condominium apartments at The Avery, a 32-story building now under construction at 100 Riverside Boulevard at 65th Street.

According to a recent advertisement prices range from about $850,000 to more than $3 million. Apartments range in size from 600-square-foot studios to 1,700-square-foot three-bedroom units.

The project's marketing was launched with a tent party with a performance by Seal, the singer.

It has also arranged with the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts to give the building's residents access to the concierge services of the center's patron desk, access that is available to individuals who contribute $2,500 to the center.

In addition, the developer has arranged with the center to have students from the Juilliard School at the center give monthly concerts in the building.

Extell and the Carlyle Group paid about $1.8 billion recently to acquire 20 acres between 59th and 65th Streets from Donald Trump and a consortium of investors from Hong Kong who have been developing properties to the north along Riverside Boulevard that ends at 72nd Street.

Extell and Carlyle are expected to erect six buildings on their property that overlooks the West Side Highway and the Hudson River.

The Avery has been designed by Costas Kondylis and is expected to be completed next year.

The Avery will have a residents' theater, a gaming room, a 24-hour library with wireless Internet access, an entertaining room, a children's playroom "outfitted with toys, books and soft mats," a fitness center, a garage and "Abigail Michaels' hotel-style concierge service."

The building will have a two-story-high lobby and kitchens will have "ribbed aluminum upper cabinets, and Sub-Zero and Miele kitchen appliances and Waterworks fixtures.

Extell has recently become one of the city's most active developers. Some of its other projects include the Orion on West 42nd Street, the Ariel East and West on Broadway at 99th Street, Altair 18 and Altair 20 in Chelsea, and the W. Hotel in Times Square.
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.