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    Default Millennium Tower Residences - 35 stories - Battery Park City - by Handel Architects

    This one has been under construction for a while...


    Millennium Tower Residences (Battery Park City):





    Recent article:


    Millennium Tower Residences nearly sold out


    14-MAR-06

    It was only topped out last month and will not be completed until the end of this year, but the 35-story, 236-unit residential condominium building known as Millennium Tower Residences in Battery Park City only has a handful of apartments unsold, literally.

    Located just to the north of Millennium Point, which contains a Ritz-Carlton Hotel and condominium apartments, it is located at 30 West Street at the intersection of Little West Street. Millennium Point is the southernmost building at Battery Park City overlooking the harbor and the Statue of Liberty. While it will partially obscure some views to the south at Millennium Tower Residences, the new building still will have spectacular views of the skylines in Lower Manhattan, Brooklyn and Jersey City.

    When it started construction last summer, Millennium Partners, the developers of both towers, had a waiting list of over a thousand potential buyers for Millennium Tower Residences. Millennium is also the developer of three major apartment towers just to the north of the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.

    Handel Associates is the architect of the building that is expected to be about 25 percent more efficient than current New York State standards. It will have solar rooftop panels and it will “rely heavily” on recyclable construction materials including steel, wood and even concrete drawn primarily from local sources. Each unit will receive fresh ducted air that has been adjusted for desired year-round humidity levels and has been filtered to remove 85 percent of all outside particulates, soot and airborne toxins. The building is also expected to use 33 percent less water than a comparable non-green building as it will have on-site recycling of waster water to supply flush water for toilets.

    Apartments will have Brazilian cherry floors, 9-foot ceilings, and floor-to-ceiling windows. Kitchens have Pietra Bedonia stone slab counters, an etched glass backsplash and horizontal rift-cut white oak wood and frosted glass cabinetry and baths have frameless glass showers, “tear for two” soaking tubs, mahogany cabinets, Dombracht fittings and “undermounted sinks” in contrast to some new projects that place sinks above counters.

    Apartments have mahogany apartment entry doors and floor-to-ceiling glass in living rooms. The building will have valet parking, bicycle storage, a kid’s club, a fitness center and doorman and a concierge. Initial prices ranged from 875-sq.ft. one-bedroom units starting at $705,000 to 2,400-sq.ft. four-bedroom apartments starting at $1.8 million.


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    Is it safe to call Battery Park City a residential equivalent of a suburban office park?

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    If the suburb in question had the Hudson River (or something equivalent) a mere block away -- plus access to wide ranging public transportation that in just minutes would get the residents to world class entertainment venues -- you might stretch it to say that.

    Since many of the towers going up around NYC now are clumped together in a similar fashion to those in BPC, you might have to ask if other wide swaths of NYC aren't also residential versions of your SOP's (i.e. the new developments in west Hells Kitchen, 6th Ave. n. of 23rd, Trump on Riverside, Queens riverfront, Williamsburg riverfront, etc., etc., etc.).

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    ^ Battery Park City's more about isolation than most places you mention.

    The suburb is about isolation.

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    The amazing thing about Battery Park City is that it almost feels just as cut off from the rest of Manhattan as Jersey City (and seems to employ many of the same design features as well).

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    Trump at Riverside is ALL about isolation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by czsz
    The amazing thing about Battery Park City is that it almost feels just as cut off from the rest of Manhattan as Jersey City (and seems to employ many of the same design features as well).
    Yup, you could call it a high-density in-town suburb. Paris has had those for ages. Come to think of it, so has New York; what else is Stuyvesant Town? BPC has a few more trappings of urbanity --some shops, streetwalls (and actual streets!), but the vibe's still suburban.

    Banlieu.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lofter1
    Trump at Riverside is ALL about isolation.
    Does someone have street-level pics of this?

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    Ha ha, funny you should ask...

    "Trump Place" thread has 20 pages / 288 posts and NOT ONE clear photo of any of the buildings at street level!! All the shots are from afar showing the upper floors and the massing of Trump's army of buildings all lined up.

    And G** forbid someone should photograph Trump's development from the east side of the buildings! (Not one shot of that either.)

    Granted that the horrid little Freedom Place fronting along that facade seems like something of a rotty little alley -- and was a pretty nasty problem for any developer to deal with. So apparently Trump et al chose NOT to deal with it. All of the separation that exists there can't be blamed solely on T + Company. But separation from what lies to the east is what we get.

    Anyway, some renderings:

    http://www.wirednewyork.com/forum/sh...&postcount=143
    http://www.wirednewyork.com/forum/sh...&postcount=144
    http://www.wirednewyork.com/forum/sh...&postcount=248

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    ^ Are those shops I see on the ground floor?

    If so, what kinds? Are they rented?

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    ^ I live in one of those Trump buildings and there is not any significant store in those buildings, except Doctors offices, a Trump market store, Child care center and a Cat hospital. It is really bad. I just walk to 72nd or broadway for retail usually. There is a store at 72nd and West End where I get some quick things though, thankfully.

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    Where is there retail anywhere along Riverside Dr.? Why is its absence here unusual/awful?

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    You'd think with that kind of density there could be a deli, a coffee shop and maybe an upmarket restaurant or two. If the food is outstanding, the latter don't have to be right on the beaten track. And if the rent is low, a small multiplex cinema might fly. It's all close enough to the subway.

    And the inevitable Duane-Reade: where is that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by czsz
    Where is there retail anywhere along Riverside Dr.? Why is its absence here unusual/awful?
    Good point.

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