Manhattan Condos - New Developments - Conversions - Resales: November 2006

Landmark Living: Manhattan real estate in history/today A blog series

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.

Churches

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.

 

Manhattan real estate in history/ today

A blog series by Mitchell Hall 

Landmark Living

Starchitect Skyline 19th - 21st homes

The Castle 455 Central Park West

The Ansonia 

The Dakota

50 West 86th                                                                                                   

 
   

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