Rem Koolhaas breaks ground on his first NYC building

by , 08/01/16

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City Reality has just revealed that Pritzker Prize-winning architect Rem Koolhaas recently broke ground on his first-ever ground-up building project in New York City. As reported by 6sqft, the Dutch starchitect’s first NYC building will be a LEED-seeking, double-towered glass and concrete condo development with a distinctive chiseled edge running down the length of the north building.



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Construction on the $134 million project, located at 122 East 23rd Street in Gramercy, is already underway and is slated for completion in 2018. The plans unveiled by City Reality call for 136 condos with private terraces spread out over two 18-story towers.

Related: Rem Koolhaas Redraws Europe To Reduce Carbon Emissions by 80%

Future tenants will be able to enjoy a courtyard between the two buildings that leads into a pool area and family playground. Additionally, the building will be equipped with media and entertainment space as well as an automated parking system that stores residents’ cars in an underground lot.

Although this is the Dutch architect’s first ground-up project in the Big Apple, Koolhas is very well known for his book “Delirious New York”, which he wrote nearly 40 years ago.

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Via 6sqft and CityRealty.com 

Images via City Reality

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