18 Gramercy Park

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18 Gramercy Park
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18 Gramercy Park
General information
Location 18 Gramercy Park (South), Manhattan, New York City, U.S.
Coordinates 40°44′16″N 73°59′11″W / 40.737654°N 73.986347°W / 40.737654; -73.986347Coordinates: 40°44′16″N 73°59′11″W / 40.737654°N 73.986347°W / 40.737654; -73.986347
Completed 1927
Technical details
Floor count 19
Design and construction
Architect Murgatroyd & Ogden; Robert A.M. Stern Architects
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18 Gramercy Park is a historic building in Manhattan, New York City, USA. Built as a hotel in 1927, it was a women's temporary residence owned by The Salvation Army from 1963 to 2008. It was redesigned by Robert A.M. Stern Architects as a luxury residential building in 2012.

The 19-story building was completed in 1927.[1] It was built as a women's hotel and designed by the architectural firm Murgatroyd & Ogden.[2] It was acquired by The Salvation Army and turned into temporary housing for single women from 1963 to 2008.[3][4] It was then known as the Parkside Evangeline.[3]

The building was sold by the Salvation Army to Eastgate Realty for US$60 million in 2010.[4] The investors were the Zeckendorf family and Israeli billionaire Eyal Ofer.[5][6]

In 2012, the building was redesigned into a residential building with 16 apartments by Robert A.M. Stern Architects.[2][7] The duplex penthouse was purchased by Leslie Alexander, the owner of the Houston Rockets basketball team in 2012, reportedly for US$42 million.[7]

Residents have a key to Gramercy Park, a private park.[7]

Building History[edit]

In 1831, Samuel B. Ruggles was the founder of Gramercy Square. Drawing out the significance of green open space in a city with a quick creating arrangement. He gave a future play area to Presidents Theodore Roosevelt and John F. Kennedy as young men, and the heart of an area whose occupants have included Henry James, Diminish Stuyvesant, Herman Melville, Edith Wharton, Stanford White, Oscar Wilde, and Winslow Homer. Whom are well known journalists some time ago.

18 Gramercy Park is a historic building in Manhattan, New York City, USA. Built as a hotel in 1927, it was a women's temporary residence owned by The Salvation Army from 1963 to 2008. It was redesigned by Robert A.M. Stern Architects as a luxury residential building in 2012. The 19-story building was completed in 1927. It was built as a women's hotel and designed by the architectural firm Murgatroyd & Ogden. It was acquired by The Salvation Army and turned into temporary housing for single women from 1963 to 2008. It was then known as the Park side Evangeline. The building was sold by the Salvation Army to Eastgate Realty for US $60 million in 2010. The investors were the Zeckendorf family and Israeli billionaire Eyal Ofer. In 2012, the building was redesigned into a residential building with 16 apartments by Robert A.M. Stern Architects.The duplex penthouse was purchased by Leslie Alexander, the owner of the Houston Rockets basketball team in 2012, reportedly for US $42 million. Residents have a key to Gramercy Park, a private park.

Private Park only for residence Photo from Moulton, S. (Photography). Gramercy Park, taken July 2012, Retrieved April 7, 2016.

Building Background[edit]

18 Gramercy park was built in 1927. Gramercy park is a quiet residential corner within the New York’s most unambiguously enduring neighborhood. It is the only park with a key to the private park in Manhattan. Owners at 18 Gramercy Park have the privilege of buying an annual key to Manhattan’s only private park, a stately and peaceful area full with history. Access is exclusive to people who live directly on the park. In a number of city’s most architecturally necessary and numerous buildings; with its wrought-iron gates, blue stone sidewalks, shaded lawns, and wooden benches, Gramercy Park holds an everlasting charm. Residents of 18 Gramercy Park will fancy these two wonderful acres as their own grounds.

Building Architects[edit]

One of the world's most praised designers, Robert A.M. Stern is senior member of the Yale School of Engineering and an author and instructor with a significant enthusiasm for the improvement of New York urbanism. Robert A.M. Stern Planners, LLP, is a 250-man engineering and inside configuration firm with over 40 years of practice as a universal pioneer in private, business, and institutional work. Ventures incorporate Fifteen Focal Stop West, the Spangler Grounds Center at Harvard Business college, and Hong Kong's 50 Connaught Street Central.

Building Prices[edit]

18 Gramercy Park is not a Central Stop other than the part where people who live in Gramercy Park gets their own one of a kind key. 18 Gramercy Park uncovers seven units conversely, including the fourteenth floor and twelfth floors. Recorded for $17.7million and $17.4 million individually, a $16.5 million four-room on the ninth floor, a $15.4 million four-room on the second, a fifth-floor home recorded for $15 million and a fourth-floor spread asking $14.8 million. According to representatives of the developer, 8 of the available units, including the $42 million penthouse, are still in contract. All of the residences are designed with a balance of comfort with spacious rooms and oversize windows.[8]

Building Sells[edit]

Since arrangements moved in September 2012, the building has sold most of its units, with the ordinary expense of some lower-floor pads vaulting above $4,000 a square foot, which appears to have couple of perspectives among the present harvest of new headway, according to Street Easy, an area site. Furthermore, a rate of the full-floor units—which, like their uptown precursors, gloat marble showers, Miele dishwashers, thick white-oak floorboards, and the approval of creator Robert A.M. Stern—have been the priciest courses of action of the week when they traded, for instance, the eleventh floor level that close at $17.53 million in June.[9] Besides, similarly seems to have never seen a home offer for $42 million, which is the thing that Leslie Alexander, the Houston Rockets proprietor, paid the past succumb to 18 Gramercy's five-room duplex penthouse, according to news reports.[10]

Building Description[edit]

18 Gramercy Park. there's nothing else like this in New York. Hand assigned for its irregularity as an ultra-selective locale that stands separated in every side, this is regularly a definitive arrival of four full-floor, four room apartment suite habitations and an uncommon three-level Maisonette with private passage. Every zone offers extravagant regular light-weight and far reaching sees. Planned by Robert A.M.Stern and Zeckendorf Improvement, everything about considered to make a one of a kind style of living. Without inquiry, nothing else thinks about. 18 Gramercy Park offers protection and incorporates two rooftop porches, a club room and spa and wellness focus. A 24-hour porter, and a full-time staff. Developing components to 34 windows, four exposures and emotional park and a horizon view. The highlights of this building is that there is a concierge, lift, and pets permitted principle.[11]

Photo from New York Habitat. (Photography). Pete's Tavern in Gramercy Park, Retrieved Sepermber 8,2001.

Gramercy Park Neighborhood[edit]

Amidst Manhattan, the Gramercy Park zone holds a particular pride of spot. The area of 18 Gramercy Park furnishes inhabitants with perfect access to walk-able places additionally giving open transportation everywhere throughout the city. The best thing about the area is the New York's sustenance scene. From 18 Gramercy Stop, the city's most loved and the best eateries are just few squares away. For instance Gramercy Bar, ABC Kitchen, and Eleven Madison Park. Both uptown and downtown undertakings also benefit by park sees. At 18 Gramercy, they are of the formal French-style Gramercy Park, whose two sylvan areas of area, laid out in 1831, part created trees, rock ways, and a Calder model. Getting inside, nonetheless, isn't straightforward. The diversion focus made iron gateways are darted, and simply the people who live around its outskirt can have keys, each of which costs $350 a year.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "18 Gramercy Park". StreetEasy. Retrieved October 21, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "18 Gramercy Park". Robert A. M. Stern Architects. Retrieved October 21, 2015. 
  3. ^ a b Kurutz, Steven (September 25, 2005). "On Gramercy Park, an Old-Fashioned Girl". The New York Times. Retrieved October 21, 2015. 
  4. ^ a b Arak, Joey (August 5, 2010). "Salvation Army Sells Gramercy Park Building for $60 Million". Curbed. Retrieved October 21, 2015. 
  5. ^ Arak, Joey (August 11, 2010). "15 Central Park West Dream Team Reunites in Gramercy Park". Curbed. Retrieved October 21, 2015. 
  6. ^ Craig Karmin, Developers Team Up With a Man Behind the Scenes, The Wall Street Journal, May 12, 2013
  7. ^ a b c Velsey, Kim (October 22, 2012). "18 Gramercy Park Is Having the Best Fall Ever". The New York Observer. Retrieved October 21, 2015. 
  8. ^ Marino, Vivian. "Park View and Coveted Key". 
  9. ^ Finn, Robin. "Big Ticket Park Perks for $15.27 Million". Retrieved 2016-04-14. 
  10. ^ "Gramercy Park Block Association". 
  11. ^ Huges. "Units Sell Out at 18 Gramercy Park". 

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