Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Glass House Part II

I was at the topping off party for the Urban Glass House, Philip Johnson's very last building. (The Urban Glass House, a discreet, twelve-story glass and steel structure, is being built at 330 Spring Street at Washington. It will have 40 residences designed to evoke his famous “pared-down but modernist luxury” Glass House in New Canaan, CT.). According to the sales office, 25 percent of the building is in contract after only two weeks. Because the building isn't heavily loaded with amenities that no one will ever use, the price per square foot is less than other starchitect designed luxury condo buildings (about $1500/square foot). Read more about the Urban Glass House here. Apologies for the pics below, taken with my camera phone.