Tuesday, April 26, 2011
☞ READ: Glass and Prewar at Mount Sinai
LINK. Some recent new developments which have used the classic aesthetic have sold out quickly in a slow market and glass towers are apparently now seen as less of a novelty these days. A former faculty building of Mount Sinai Hospital at 1212 Fifth Avenue (foreground of top photo) at 102nd Street will market 57 units as luxury condos facing Central Park in the coming weeks and the developer has spent $47 million in the restoration. The renovated sixteen-story building will help subsidize the new adjacent Mount Sinai hospital wing being built which also has a glass residential tower rising on top of it. Interestingly enough, the more glass side of the complex on the next avenue over does not have any prewar elements going for it since the hospital block on Madison is mixture of postwar styles which also includes a few public housing buildings (lower photo).