View Full Version : One Morton Square - 100 Morton Street - Condo - West Village - by Costas Kondylis

November 25th, 2002, 09:07 AM
Does anyone know what is being built at the corner of Leroy and the West Side
Highway? That's two blocks South of the new Perry West towers. That corner has
been an empty lot surrounded by a construction fence with no activity for years. I just
passed it this morning and a crew with earth movers are starting to dig a foundation.

November 26th, 2002, 01:38 AM
From NY Times last sunday:

In August, construction started on a $200 million project in the Hudson Square neighborhood toward the southern end of West Street, covering a 62,500-square-foot block bounded by Washington and West Streets on the east and west, and Morton and Leroy Streets on the north and south. There will be 283 housing units in three buildings. The project is named Morton Square.

One building will be a 14-story condominium on Morton Street. Another is to be a six-story structure on Morton Street with six town houses at the base and loft apartments above. The third will be a seven-story rental on Washington Street. Completion is scheduled for the spring of 2004. Since the side streets and inland avenues have a more residential character than West Street, all the entrances to these buildings will be on Morton Street or Washington Street. But one leg of the 147-unit L-shaped condominium will border West Street and provide 52 apartments with head-on river views. About 12,000 square feet of commercial space will be provided at street level, a third of it on West Street. The developer is the J. D. Carlisle Development Corporation. Costas Kondylis & Partners is the architect.

November 26th, 2002, 01:48 AM
Costas Kondylis & Partners did TWP. A lot of their work is also non-descript basic brick apartments. With Perry West towers just two blocks away, hopefully the developer will feel the call to do something adventurous and/or sophisticated.

December 22nd, 2002, 11:03 PM
100 Morton Street
14-story condominium

600 Washington Street
7-story rental

Developer: J. D. Carlisle Development Corporation
Architect: Costas Kondylis & Partners

The start of a $200 million project in the Hudson Square neighborhood - Morton Square (http://www.wirednewyork.com/real_estate/morton_square/default.htm). 30 Hudson Street (http://www.wirednewyork.com/skyscrapers/30hudson/default.htm) beyond. 21 December 2002.

http://www.wirednewyork.com/real_estate/morton_square/morton_square_21dec02.jpg (http://www.wirednewyork.com/real_estate/morton_square/default.htm)

December 22nd, 2002, 11:24 PM
Nice juxtaposition with Pelli's 30 Hudson rising in the background.
Thanks Edward.

I recently saw Kondylis' rendering for River Side II. I have to say that the quality of the work his firm is producing has really improved since TWP. It has certainly brought them exposure and better commissions. I'm anxious to see if they get conservative here, or if they take an oportunity to do something daring with this location. The site sits almost shoulder to shoulder with the Meier's piece here. I don't think the body of Kondylis previous work (or new work for that matter) has been ground breaking enough to push his firm up to that Meier calibre of course (not by a long shot), but I do think the firm is getting to the point soon where they can do more than service just the New York City area.

March 12th, 2003, 09:04 PM
Mar 12, 2003 Construction photos Morton Square

West and Leroy Sts

West and Morton Sts

Morton St

Washington and Morton Sts

Does anyone know of any renderings. The website Mortonsquare.com has nothing.

I hope this turns out...not bad.

(Edited by ZippyTheChimp at 9:08 pm on Mar. 13, 2003)

(Edited by ZippyTheChimp at 11:06 pm on Mar. 13, 2003)

March 12th, 2003, 10:05 PM
Sorry, but they come in as broken links for me.

TLOZ Link5
March 13th, 2003, 05:49 PM
Quote: from chris on 10:05 pm on Mar. 12, 2003
Sorry, but they come in as broken links for me.


March 13th, 2003, 08:05 PM
Because of the web host you have to copy the pictures' URL's and paste them in your browser's address bar.

March 13th, 2003, 08:53 PM
I saw a rendering somewhere. From what I remember the side has stripes and the thing is overall light colors. And I remember something about the windows. But not exactly what.

March 13th, 2003, 09:14 PM
Sorry for the broken links. Not a software problem, more of a financial one (damn expiration dates).

TLOZ Link5
March 14th, 2003, 05:04 PM
It's okay, Zippy. *I can see the photos now.

May 27th, 2003, 11:22 AM

May 28th, 2003, 05:44 PM
That rendering is a relief. i thought the entire project was going to look like the Washington St side. Ersatz stone.

May 28th, 2003, 07:15 PM
I think the rendering has an insipid suburban office park look to it...

May 29th, 2003, 09:07 AM
I kind of agree, but I'll reserve judgement. *It is progressing rapidly. *I actually like the Washington Street masonry.

July 7th, 2003, 12:07 PM
July 2003



July 7th, 2003, 02:53 PM
Anyone know of any floorplans on-line?

(Edited by mc at 3:05 pm on July 7, 2003)

July 7th, 2003, 03:42 PM
No floorplans on their website:


but they do have majestic views. Actually, the same view at different times.

There is a contact page on the site.

July 8th, 2003, 10:08 AM
Greenwich Village?

July 8th, 2003, 10:48 AM
West Village - Morton St.

July 8th, 2003, 11:20 AM
Right, Greenwich Village is pushing it.

August 6th, 2003, 10:58 PM
Construction of Morton Square (http://www.wirednewyork.com/real_estate/morton_square/default.htm) and Pier 45. 3 August 2003.

http://www.wirednewyork.com/real_estate/morton_square/morton_square_pier45_03aug03.jpg (http://www.wirednewyork.com/real_estate/morton_square/default.htm)

August 18th, 2003, 07:37 PM
Does anyone know which realty company/managing agent will be handling the rental units for Morton Square? The company handling the sales portion of this project does not seem to be involved in the rentals and I've been trying to figure out who I can call to inquire about availability. I'm surprised that this information has been difficult to uncover. Thanks.

August 19th, 2003, 09:30 AM
Did you call the contact number from the site?


TEL: 212.366.1515
FAX : 212.366.5666

August 19th, 2003, 09:51 AM
Thanks for such a quick response. Yes, I did call the number from the official Morton Square site, and I was told that this office was only handling sales, not rentals. I did a bit of digging on the internet and read that a company called Cooper Square Realty was handling the rental business. However, my calls to this company have gone unreturned. Strange, isn't it?

August 20th, 2003, 09:40 AM
Well, sorry I couldn't be of more assistance. *Odd about the lack of response. *I guess keep trying. *Great location, water views, good area, across from the new park. *Worth a shot.

August 25th, 2003, 09:50 AM
The design is complimentary to itsd neighbor, 375 Hudson Street. *I agree it is kind of suburban office-like -but it beatsthat eyesore of a lot that sat their collecting trash for years. *And, it is one more step in the evolution of West Street into a prominent residential address. *I'm waiting see what happens with Badlands videoand the abandoned hotel next to Bailey House.

October 13th, 2003, 04:06 PM


November 8th, 2003, 09:36 PM
Construction of Morton Square (http://www.wirednewyork.com/real_estate/morton_square/default.htm). 7 November 2003.

http://www.wirednewyork.com/real_estate/morton_square/morton_square_7nov03.jpg (http://www.wirednewyork.com/real_estate/morton_square/default.htm)

November 9th, 2003, 06:49 AM
According to the November 8th edition of the New York Post, the Olson twins just bought two adjoining apartments in that building. These girls are 17 and hot.

November 10th, 2003, 11:58 AM
Hello shi**y facade, nice to meet you.

November 10th, 2003, 02:34 PM

The stone is kind of blah, but I like the windows.

November 11th, 2003, 11:39 PM
I dunno. I wish it was more glass - reflective, colored. Well, it's not 100% finished yet, though...

February 14th, 2004, 10:46 PM
A Well-Rounded Square
Turning a Landmark Structure into a Residential Gem

By Tom Stabile

A developer doesn't often get to play with a whole city block in Manhattan.

That's what J.D. Carlisle Development Corp. got to do when it bought the Yellow Freight Trucking Co. property bounded by West, Morton, Washington and Leroy streets in the West Village.

And the firm thought big, creating the $200 million Morton Square.

The developer chose to match the low-rise residential heights to the north and east by constructing six townhouses along Morton and a seven-story rental building wrapping around Washington. It built a 14-story luxury condominium along the south and west, fronting low-rise industrial on Leroy and the busy West Street corridor along the Hudson River.

"We wanted to have a unit mix that made sense, but also fit in with the neighborhood," said Jules Demchick, president of J.D. Carlisle. He added that the firm had to overcome a lawsuit by some neighbors challenging the variance to construct on property zoned for manufacturing purposes. The firm and its investment partner prevailed, and construction began in July 2002.

The three adjoining-yet-distinct structures form a rectangle: six three-story townhouses with three floors of loft units above them, 129 units in the 14-story L-shaped mid-rise and 125 units of rental apartments above 8,000 sq. ft. of retail space. Those three structures frame a landscaped 16,000-sq.-ft. viewing garden above a two-story garage.

Project architect Costas Kondylis and Associates anchored the design team, along with Steve Rockmore as unit layout consultant, Philip Koether Architects on interior design of public areas and Wolfgang Oehme James Van Sweden on landscaping.

The development includes 19,000 sq. ft. of landscaping overall, luxury amenities such as semiprivate elevator cores serving the townhouses and mid-rise, and significant artistic contributions from renowned glass sculptor Thomas Patti.

"We wanted to make this as special as we could," Demchick said. "This is the real thing."

The developer entrusted the job to its sister firm, M.D. Carlisle Construction Corp., which as construction manager plans to deliver the rentals in March, the townhouses in the spring and the mid-rise in the fall.

Led onsite by project manager Gary Koehnken, the M.D. Carlisle team focused heavily on preplanning and monitoring the contract details to the letter. Koehnken said that strategy has greatly smoothed execution on a job using separate work crews -- one for the condos and townhouses and the other for the rental portion.

"We spend an inordinate amount of time detailing the scope of work for each contractor," he added. "It avoids downtime, disputes and most change orders."

Koehnken said another advantage is having "an unwavering cash flow." Demchick said the project has proceeded without a construction loan, with the partners - and significant presales - providing the funding.

"Contractors need to know they will be paid regularly every month," Koehnken said

Another strategy has been ordering labor and materials far in advance, and even contacting Con Edison a year ahead of time for power connections.

Coordination also helped the project team manage the significant foundation work. Contractors on that job included Rosenwasser/Grossman as structural engineer, I.M. Robbins Mechanical Engineers and Meuser Rutledge Consulting Engineers.

Meuser Rutledge's work involved boring 94 ft. to the bedrock every 25 sq. ft. to locate utilities, tanks or other obstacles.

Using that data, the team assembled a foundation design using tip-bearing, epoxy-coated piles for the taller structure and tapered wooden friction piles for the lighter lower-rise buildings.

Upon completing the foundation in December 2002, Century-Maxim Construction Corp. began setting the reinforced concrete superstructure.

"We had to use two cranes to serve the job, because the square footage of the site was so large," said Tom Cardullo of Century-Maxim. "It doesn't happen that often in Manhattan."

This winter, workers will attach the 7-in.-thick "grandly rusticated" precast concrete panels with limestone finish, creating arched openings and aligning them with window elements. While the rental building's panels have window frames for the studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments, the mid-rise tower has panels only over the slab and columns, with floor-to-ceiling windows otherwise.

The project team installed numerous high-end amenities in the luxury residences, such as high-speed telecom cabling and room-specific HVAC units, which required extensive piping. Other features include a health club, bicycle storage room, column-free living spaces in the 12 lofts and three-story grand staircases in the townhouses. A good decision-making framework has helped kept the job on pace, Koehnken said.

"We have a readily accessible investment group that can make marketing decisions on finishes, levels of quality, etc., on a daily basis, instead of by committee every other week," he added. "That saves time and money."

Among the most striking finishes is the museum-quality glass installation designed by glass sculptor Patti. It captures light through a 20-ft. skylight with a prism-like effect on the lobby flooring, which is 4,000-year-old Silk Road hand-sawn limestone acquired from China.

February 23rd, 2004, 11:06 PM
Sunset on the Hudson - Morton Square (http://www.wirednewyork.com/real_estate/morton_square/default.htm) and the Archives (666 Greenwich Street). 21 February 2004.

http://www.wirednewyork.com/real_estate/morton_square/morton_square_archives_21feb04.jpg (http://www.wirednewyork.com/real_estate/morton_square/default.htm)

June 4th, 2004, 02:06 PM
The backside, last week:



June 4th, 2004, 02:26 PM
Is looking very nice and complete.

January 27th, 2007, 01:43 PM
Don't believe the hype. I live here at Morton Square. It might look okay on the outside, although that is up for discussion. Inside it's a pin cushion, anytime it rains or anytime someone showers. Bring your galoshes.

January 27th, 2007, 02:33 PM
Are you saying that there is a serious problem with leaks throughout the building ???

January 27th, 2007, 04:04 PM
Tell more.

After years of making fun of Morton Square (during the Olsen twin era, when I was editor of the Post real estate section), I've started to think much more highly of it .. . I'm an agent now, and there aren't that many 3-BR Village properties with doormen available . . . any and all inside scoop is appreciated.

ali r.
{downtown broker}

January 27th, 2007, 04:24 PM
^^Leaks can be fixed; isn't this a bigger problem -- Satan's Lair on Morton Street (http://pub17.ezboard.com/fhumanrightsfrm2.showMessage?topicID=8.topic)?

January 27th, 2007, 04:34 PM
^^Leaks can be fixed; isn't this a bigger problem -- Satan's Lair on Morton Street (http://pub17.ezboard.com/fhumanrightsfrm2.showMessage?topicID=8.topic)?

Yes, I too have heard about that satanic little circle: and I think they may also be affiliated with this (http://www.wirednewyork.com/forum/showpost.php?p=144467&postcount=1)organization. :D

January 27th, 2007, 05:12 PM
Check this out .. from YouTube


January 27th, 2007, 06:37 PM
Two adults and neither of them went to the apartment directly above to see what was going on?

January 27th, 2007, 08:12 PM
Don't believe the hype. I live here at Morton Square. It might look okay on the outside, although that is up for discussion. Inside it's a pin cushion, anytime it rains or anytime someone showers. Bring your galoshes.

Let that be a lesson for any one thinking of buying in the developers new bulding on 23rd and third.....fool me once.....

January 27th, 2007, 08:24 PM
wow - that leak is crazy

i have not been a big fan of the apts there and this seals the deal....building is too new and too expensive to have something like that going on

January 29th, 2007, 07:18 PM
I live at Morton Square right now and I've had no problems with it at all. No leaks. It's a fantastic building.

January 31st, 2007, 12:00 AM
I live at Morton Square right now and I've had no problems with it at all. No leaks. It's a fantastic building.


Jules' Nephew

who got apt for free.

January 31st, 2007, 12:12 AM
The original developer of Morton Square sold (http://www.thevillager.com/villager_145/developerunloadsmorton.html) the building(s) for a huge profit about one year ago.

Regarding the Temporary C/O, here's what DOB (http://a810-bisweb.nyc.gov/bisweb/COApplicationSummaryServlet?requestid=3&passjobnumber=103178534&passdocnumber=01&allisn=0001083425&allbin=1086101) shows for 600 Washington Street:

C/O Application Summary Inquiry


Number of Outstanding Requirements: (http://a810-bisweb.nyc.gov/bisweb/ItemsRequiredServlet?requestid=4&rqidpriortoa=on&rqidpriortop=on&rqidpriortos=on&rqiditemstatus=open&rqidmultiline=first&allisn=0001083425&passjobnumber=103178534&allbin=1086101) 27

Application Status: TEMP C/O ISSUED ON 09/22/2006
Application Status: TEMP C/O ISSUED ON 11/17/2005
Application Status: TEMP C/O ISSUED ON 06/17/2005
Application Status: TEMP C/O ISSUED ON 03/22/2005
Application Status: TEMP C/O ISSUED ON 12/21/2004
Application Status: TEMP C/O ISSUED ON 09/24/2004
Application Status: TEMP C/O ISSUED ON 07/21/2004
Application Status:TEMP C/O ISSUED ON 06/09/2004

January 31st, 2007, 07:32 AM
The rental building was sold - in the end probably a good deal for all as there aren't tons of new rental units in the west village.

Is the apt with the leak in the rental or condo building? I have never seen the rental units but the condo units feel a bit cheap. The finishes aren't very high end considering what the units cost. I would assume the finishes on the rental side are worse and that the construction quality across the entire development is the same.

February 1st, 2007, 12:14 PM
I live at Morton Square right now and I've had no problems with it at all. No leaks. It's a fantastic building.

Then why are you leaving?????:confused:

February 6th, 2007, 05:44 PM
I also have been one of the original owners and residents of the Condo. And yes I paid for it with my own $$....I have not had one issue with my 2B/ 2.5 bath apt in over 2 years. Like any building (and especially new ones) there are those who have better experiences than others. The previous posters experience was unfortunate, but in no way typical at all with what mine is and no one else I know who lives here. Maybe he/ she should blame their upstairs neighbor from over filling their bath tub?? I think that the building is exceptionally constructed and I am very happy here, and I would recommend this buliding to anyone.

February 8th, 2007, 06:52 PM
Then why are you leaving?????:confused:

I am not leaving. My partner and I own two condos.

Someone left a note concerning the leak on all of the apartment doors. I don't know if it was the same person who posted here. But if not then more than one person has experienced it.

February 13th, 2007, 01:32 PM
Someone left a note concerning the leak on all of the apartment doors.

What did the note say?

February 13th, 2007, 07:16 PM
I am not leaving. My partner and I own two condos.

Someone left a note concerning the leak on all of the apartment doors. I don't know if it was the same person who posted here. But if not then more than one person has experienced it.

It is the same person. I know her by the screenname on You Tube. She just got really upset and overreacted IMHO.

February 17th, 2007, 09:35 PM
I know these people. I don't blame them. If you've had to live with it, you wouldn't think they overreacted. "Walk a mile in someone else's shoes." There's a 12' by 3' opening in their ceiling right now as the building tries to figure out how to fix it.

February 18th, 2007, 12:32 PM
I know when I had a cascading water leak from my ceiling (from the pipes to a roof-top water tank overhead) a while back I was both YELLING + Screaming.

It is not normal to have water flooding through walls and ceilings.

It would a bit stupid to not make every effort to find out where the leak was coming from and get it stopped for good ASAP.

Water soaked drywall has a very short life span.

February 18th, 2007, 05:10 PM
I'm with you on this one lofter. Standing around with a video cam and not going upstairs "because it's 7 A.M." does not strike me as the height of logic. Trust me, if I was asleep and the apt. below me was flooding like that I would like to know asap, as it is more than likely going to affect my unit as well.

December 27th, 2007, 11:53 AM

http://curbed.com/archives/2007/12/26/curbedwire_the_ludlows_got_company_olsen_twins_et_ al_hit_with_big_special_assessment_at_morton_squar e.php

September 12th, 2009, 01:16 AM
Studio, $1,400,000


Round thing has to go :eek: and all that red. The windows are good.




September 12th, 2009, 11:57 AM
This is really a sorry looking building from outside. The insides look to be basically raw space that require a clever eye and lots of $$.

September 12th, 2009, 12:33 PM
It is so odd to see wealthy people walking around this area.