Big Reveal Begins at Tadao Ando’s 152 Elizabeth Street Condos

Posted on: July 18th, 2017 at 5:09 am by

Tadao Ando’s seven-story “jewel box” condo project in Little Italy topped out back in February. It’s now undressing.

The network of netting and ironwork is starting to come down at 152 Elizabeth Street, revealing the spartan glass-and-concrete design. A large panel obstructing the new facade was removed over the last several days.

With entry on its namesake street, this new iteration of 152 Elizabeth sits at 83 feet and consists of seven apartment units totaling 27,090 square-feet. The penthouse has its own private roofdeck access. Unaffordability is the word here. Seriously. Residences come in two flavors – full floor and half-floor. Pricing starts at $6 million and skyrocket to $35 million. Three of the units are currently in contract, per StreetEasy, one of which secured a buyer for the $15.2 million asking price – an apparent record for a non-penthouse sale in the neighborhood.

The former brick parking garage at the corner of Elizabeth and Kenmare was purchased in 2014 by Sumaida + Khurana for $21 million. It fell to its death about a year later. Architect Tadao Ando previously told the Times, “I want to create a space which no one has created before with a very common material which anyone is familiar with and has access to. Concrete can be made anywhere on earth.”

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