My last blog Starchitect Skyline was part of a series of blogs about Manhattan real estate in history/today. I wrote about the brand name glass tower apartment buildings of the new millennium that are changing the NYC skyline.
This blog is about landmark buildings from another era and other uses that have been transformed or are being converted to luxury apartments.
Old World Details - Meets Modern Amenities.
Famous hotels, landmark banks, insurance company headquarters, factories, hospitals and even a former Police headquarters have been transformed into luxury apartments that offer unique spaces. This trend in real estate is not only taking place in Manhattan but in cities throughout the country.
Throughout Manhattan landmark buildings are being converted to condos. Just as the Starchitect branded buildings are a great marketing tool for developers so are famous Landmark buildings. Here is a sampling of some Landmark Living in Manhattan.
The Apple Bank building built in 1928 on the Upper West Side
Currently selling loft style condos priced from $2 to $8 million.
Old Police Headquarters Building at 240 Centre Street built in 1909
Edwardian Baroque style converted to 55 coop apartments in 1987.
Met Life Building 1 Madison Avenue
Once the tallest building in the world, converted to 142 condo units.
The Supreme Macaroni Factory
Pasta factory on 9th Ave at 39th St. is being converted to 96 condos.
The Cocoa Exchange 1 Wall Street
Neo- renaissance triangular shaped building converted to luxury apartments.
The Plaza Hotel
The famous Plaza Hotel is being converted to luxury condominiums
The Castle 455 Central Park West
1887 Cancer Hospital converted to luxury condos.
Park West Church 86th & Amsterdam Ave.
Tax exempt landmark churches are looking to real estate developers for cash. The Park West church at 86th and Amsterdam has plans to preserve it's main sanctuary and tower while erecting a 21 story apartment building.
Many preservationist and neighbors are concerned about these church's plans to develop their properties including development plans from the Theological Seminary in Chelsea. Everyone wants to be in Real Estate.
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