A luxury condominium in the Big Apple is usually de rigueur for a Pritzker prize-winning architect, but in the case of Tadao Ando, the Japanese architect is only just now popping his cherry. 152 Elizabeth Street, a beautifully formed, seven-storey, seven-residence building situated in the heart of Nolita that is scheduled to complete at the end of 2016, is Ando’s first residential building in Manhattan. Developed by Sumaida + Khurana, a local firm that is making it a point to work with renowned architects that have yet to build in New York City, 152 Elizabeth Street is poised to set a new standard in luxury living.
‘I had the right team in the office for this project at the time of the offer so I took upon this venture,’ Ando says simply of why a New York City project had not happened sooner. ‘The project site and its scale were just right and rather opposite of the extreme skyscraper building rush taking place in New York, so I was intrigued.’
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