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Tall and Thin Skyscraper Renderings: the New Bricks and Mortar

June 10, 2014 | 10:05 am |

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The New York Post ran an article on Sunday “Chinese buyers snapping up NYC skyscrapers” that was chock full of Manhattan skyscraper renderings – I found myself clicking through all of them. While I already am familiar with each of these residential and commercial towers, I never get tired of looking at them.

While I’m no architectural critic and some of these designs are controversial, even cited as dangerous, I must admit I really like the genre. I was fatigued from enduring the boring, utilitarian and ultimately generic designs throughout the 1980s and 1990s.  We got a sampling of this new genre in the last new development boom a decade ago, but with the shift towards the higher end of the market, there seems to be more money available for creating iconic designs.

As far as the China hyperbole cited in the piece, it is an assumption based almost exclusively on anecdote as well as 2013 research by National Association of Realtors (cited as “US National Real Estate Association” but had no luck finding it with Google so I assumed they meant NAR). And how do we rely on an NAR survey of it’s members when so few Manhattan real estate agents are members of that trade group?

I’ve inserted all the renderings below: I’m not going to  bother labeling them since that’s not the point – you can get that detail in NY Post piece.  These are placed here for your oogling pleasure.

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The Woolworth Penthouse Explained

May 29, 2014 | 5:35 pm |

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I’ve had this page bookmarked all week and found myself referring to it periodically for the above sort-of infographic. Lois Weiss lays it all out in her article, clearly titled: This is what a penthouse on top of the Woolworth Building could look like

At one point in time, the Woolworth Building was the tallest building in the world, so this apartment would have been the highest condo in the world (ok, ok, condos weren’t around back then).

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Our Rental Market Report Makes Cover of New York Post

August 13, 2013 | 10:23 am | delogo |

I thought the dog days of August would result in little interest in the state of the NYC rental market. With the release of July Manhattan/Brooklyn report we prepare for Douglas Elliman last Thursday, I was clearly wrong.

In addition to the coverage of the report on Thursday, a New York Post cover page story screamed about the high cost of Brooklyn rentals using our research the next day (Friday). Of course we had to share the page evenly with the Facebook Killer, but hey, it’s the New York Post we all love.

Does any other US housing market rival New Yorker’s infatuation with real estate?

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