Page 3 of 5 FirstFirst 12345 LastLast
Results 31 to 45 of 63

Thread: One Morton Square - 100 Morton Street - Condo - West Village - by Costas Kondylis

  1. #31

    Default

    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.

  2. #32
    Forum Veteran
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    Garden City, LI
    Posts
    1,778

    Default

    Hello shi**y facade, nice to meet you.

  3. #33
    Forum Veteran
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    West Harlem
    Posts
    2,805

    Default

    Really?

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

  4. #34
    Forum Veteran
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    Garden City, LI
    Posts
    1,778

    Default

    I dunno. I wish it was more glass - reflective, colored. Well, it's not 100% finished yet, though...

  5. #35

    Default

    http://newyork.construction.com/feat...401_Cover4.asp
    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.

  6. #36

    Default

    Sunset on the Hudson - Morton Square and the Archives (666 Greenwich Street). 21 February 2004.


  7. #37
    Moderator NYatKNIGHT's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Location
    Manhattan - South Village
    Posts
    4,240

    Default

    The backside, last week:




  8. #38
    Forum Veteran krulltime's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    Manhattan - UWS
    Posts
    4,208

    Default

    Is looking very nice and complete.

  9. #39

    Angry Don't believe the hype about Morton Square

    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.

  10. #40
    Disgruntled Optimist lofter1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    NYC - Downtown
    Posts
    32,654

    Default

    Are you saying that there is a serious problem with leaks throughout the building ???

  11. #41
    http://tinyurl.com/2ag28z Front_Porch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Manhattan 90210
    Posts
    1,413

    Default Re: leaks.

    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}

  12. #42

    Default

    ^^Leaks can be fixed; isn't this a bigger problem -- Satan's Lair on Morton Street?

  13. #43

    Cool gang stalkers?

    Quote Originally Posted by ManhattanKnight View Post
    ^^Leaks can be fixed; isn't this a bigger problem -- Satan's Lair on Morton Street?
    Yes, I too have heard about that satanic little circle: and I think they may also be affiliated with this organization.

  14. #44

    Default Think I'm kidding about the leak?

    Check this out .. from YouTube

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5HihKiPXE08

  15. #45
    Crabby airline hostess - stache's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    Nairobi Hilton
    Posts
    8,511

    Default

    Two adults and neither of them went to the apartment directly above to see what was going on?

Page 3 of 5 FirstFirst 12345 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. New Year in Times Square
    By Edward in forum New York City Guide For Visitors
    Replies: 33
    Last Post: November 16th, 2013, 05:29 AM
  2. Toys R Us Times Square
    By noharmony in forum New York City Guide For Visitors
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: December 2nd, 2008, 10:37 PM
  3. W New York - Times Square Hotel
    By hyperfine in forum New York City Guide For Visitors
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: January 18th, 2005, 08:55 PM
  4. Times Square 2002 Celebrations Part I
    By Edward in forum Photos and Videos of New York
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: December 31st, 2001, 11:39 PM
  5. Pictures of luxurious W Hotel - Times Square
    By Edward in forum New York City Guide For Visitors
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: December 29th, 2001, 12:36 AM

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  


Google+ - Facebook - Twitter - Meetup

Edward's photos on Flickr - Wired New York on Flickr - In Queens - In Red Hook - Bryant Park - SQL Backup Software