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When perusing current real estate listings, New York apartment hunters have likely come across the term "casement windows" describing a unit's fenestration, particularly in pre-war buildings or recent conversions from manufacturing spaces, and more recently in new constructions. Given the impact windows can have on the New York living experience, we delve into the pros and cons of this window type.
Also known as "crank windows," casement windows attach to the side of the frame and swing outward, often featuring multiple glass panels that bring authenticity to even the most contemporary buildings. Their ability to open promotes excellent airflow and ventilation, potentially reducing reliance on home HVAC systems. If equipped with two or more layers with an insulating gap, these windows become both environmentally friendly and aesthetically pleasing.
However, there are considerations for homebuyers. Casement windows may lack screens, and those with screens are vulnerable to tearing. They are also susceptible to breakage in windstorms, which could become more problematic with the increasing realities of climate change. These windows often open inward, potentially causing more intrusion than desired. Additionally, those without central air conditioning may need special units for these windows.
The Huron Elevational rendering of The Huron looking North (SERHANT)
The Huron apartments A communal lounge and game room at The Huron is accentuated by the character of casement windows
In recent years, as New York City architects strive to design buildings that respect neighborhood history and existing architecture, casement windows have experienced a resurgence, particularly in new developments in formerly industrial areas. The Huron, a 171-unit condo complex designed by Morris Adjmi, exemplifies this trend, integrating multipane casement windows to honor Greenpoint's industrial past. Adjmi incorporates not only casement windows but also a brick podium and steel elements reminiscent of 'I' beams. Furthermore, The Huron's massing enhances sunlight and river views for all of its 171 studio to three-bedroom condominium apartments. Below is a look at its construction progress as of late December.
 
 
 
 
The Huron construction Greenpoint waterfront
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The Huron, #5BE (Serhant LLC)

10-Park-Avenue-01

10 Park Avenue, #PH25A (Compass)

45 Tudor City Place
Design by Fred F. French

22 stories | 403 units
8 one- to three-beds from $225K - $599K

45-Tudor-City-Place-01 All images of Prospect Tower via Compass

Prospect Tower, #1307 (Corcoran Group)

5 Tudor City Place
Design by Fred F. French

25 stories | 799 units
8 studio to one-beds from $195K - $575K

5-Tudor-City-Place-01 All images of Windsor Tower via Compass

Windsor Tower, #1426 (FirstService Residential New York Inc)

71-East-77th-Street-01 All images of 71 East 77th Street via Brown Harris Stevens

71 East 77th Street, #9C (Compass)

333 East 43rd Street
Design by Fred F. French

10 stories | 217 units
2 one-beds from $425K - $475K

333-East-43rd-Street-01 All images of The Manor via Douglas Elliman

The Manor, #114 (The Agency Brokerage)

543 West 122nd Street
Design by INC Architecture & Design

33 stories | 178 units
19 studio to four-beds from $975K - $4.25M

543-West-122nd-Street-01 Rendering of Vandewater via Binyan Studios

Vandewater, #9C (Brown Harris Stevens Development Marketing LLC)

227-East-57th-Street-01 All images of 227 East 57th Street via William Raveis New York City

227 East 57th Street, #16G (Corcoran Group)

100 Barclay Street
Design by Ralph Walker

32 stories | 158 units
11 two- to four-beds from $3.3M - $7.6M

100-Barclay-Street-01 Images of One Hundred Barclay via Compass

One Hundred Barclay Tribeca, #17B (Corcoran Group)

110-Charlton-Street-01 Photography of Greenwich West via Corcoran Group

Greenwich West, #PH29A (Corcoran Group)

25-Park-Row-01 All images of 25 Park Row via The Corcoran Group

25 Park Row, #12D (Corcoran Group)

116 Pinehurst Avenue
Design by George Pelham

6 stories | 350 units
3 studio- to two-beds from $340K - $625K

116-Pinehurst-Avenue-01 All images of Hudson View Gardens via The Corcoran Group

Hudson View Gardens, #B52 (Corcoran Group)

465 West 23rd Street
Design by Farrar & Watmaugh

18 stories | 178 units
10 studio to four-beds from $475K - $5.9M

465-West-23rd-Street-01 All images of London Terrace Towers via The Corcoran Group

London Terrace Towers, #18BCE (Corcoran Group)

111-Fourth-Avenue-01 All images of 111 Fourth Avenue via Compass

The International Tailoring Company Building, #2O (Brown Harris Stevens Residential Sales LLC)

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