Tuesday, March 21, 2006
TriBeCa is continuously changing. The neighborhood has enhanced its profile over the last decade with new projects and housing options that became trendy.
The complex is on an L-shaped plot bounded by Warren, West, Murray and Greenwich Streets. It will have a 35-story tower with 228 condominiums, a midrise rental building with 163 apartments, a parking garage, a gym and spa, as well as 170,000 square feet of retail space, including restaurants, Whole Foods, a Barnes & Noble and a Bank of America branch.
A raised plaza at the center of the complex will also contain a "forest" of 101 Austrian pine trees.
"Most developers put you up on a floor and let you fend for yourself," Ms. Sunshine said. But 101 Warren is meant to be different: a self-contained world where you can shop for groceries, eat out, visit the gym, make a deposit at your bank, buy a book or a CD and even commune with nature.
"You can go to Whole Foods and have them prepare a picnic for you," Ms. Sunshine said, "and take it up to the pine tree forest with your family."
The condo portion of the development will contain a mix of simplex and duplex units with interiors designed by Victoria Hagan. Prices range from about $1.2 million to about $13 million.
Perhaps the most intriguing feature of the condos are the large terraces on many of the units, which Ms. Sunshine and Mr. Minskoff are calling loggias. More like semi-contained outdoor rooms than balconies, they are unusually deep and wide, with 18 foot ceilings.
Luxury, With Its Own Forest - New York Times