Thursday, November 13, 2008

133 West 22nd Pretty Much Done In More Ways Than One





I passed 133 West 22nd Street today, and the building looks just about finished. This building actually sold so quickly, it passed by many radars without much attention. Out of 90 apartments, it's 96% sold. While the building didn't get nearly the attention that Yves did, the two buildings have one thing in common- the involvement of Ben Shaoul, of Magnum. While Ben gets plenty of attention for his relatively young age, 30 or 31 now, he should get attention for putting up 2 developments that knocked the cover off the ball. He's definitely a candidate for the coveted A. Fine Blog "Developer Of The Year" award. My only disappointment is that the right side of the building doesn't seem nearly as wavy as the original rendering.

8 comments:

  1. "Developer of the year?"
    give me a break...this building is 20 months behind schedule. I live next door and the work has been so shoddy and problem ridden. Our entire building has major structural damage (a partial mudslide and collapse after they had a problem digging the underground garage...we have giant cracks and our doors are no longer able to close...and I mean the bathrooms)
    We keep getting the run around from the developer regarding repairs..."we will call you friday to schedule the work arrival time on Monday"
    I've been hearing that for 4 months...so if you bought in this building good luck! these guys are the worst.

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  3. That's why I love the blog, it digs up the dirt. Keep us posted!

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  4. "A Building" 425 East 13th Condo (Ascend Group/Shaoul)experiencing same structural issues, punch list run around 12 months after occupancy, substitution/exclusion of high end amenities. Almost all owners have legal representation. The Yves owner's hired a forensic architect due to their structural problems.

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  5. Do we know of buyers renegotiating contacts or having issues with 133 w 22nd street? They started the closings

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  6. I haven't heard of any, but that's not to say it isn't happening.

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  7. did you find out anything about this ?

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  8. For me, the only thing they have in common is the lack architectonic aesthetic! dude, those are two concrete boxes with glass, that's it...

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