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Tuesday, October 13, 2009
I.M. Pei on the new Centurion Condominiums in NYC at 33 West 56th Street, NY, NY
and The Teamwho executed the tribute to an elegant neighborhood
Stillman Development International is no stranger to the fine art arena. Thefirm has collaborated with architects associated with award winning museum quality endeavors the likes of Philip Johnson/Alan Ritchie, Michael Graves & Associates and Pei Partnership Architects with I.M Pei. Furthermore the firm works with its own curatorto enhance the projects with placement of works by significant artists, including Alex Katz, Robert Indiana, Robert Cottingham, Donald Sultan and Wendell Castle, among others.
It’s no surprise that brokers are drawing analogies betweenCenturion & 15 Central Park West. Both projects have proven developers and celebrity architects who pay attention to each and every tiny detail. However, one could argue the limestone façade of Centurion is actually better. The stone is imported from France and has a soft finish which is noticeably different from other types of limestone. Considering this is the only Pei condominium in New York, we’re not all that surprised the building is selling fast, and at prices that snuggle right up to $3,000/foot. (from the nyc condo blog)