A sampling of last week’s press coverage of CORE and CORE properties.
“Downtown Prices Are Set to Get Lift”
Wall Street Journal
Last week’s launch of sales at CORE’s Walker Tower development in Chelsea may prove that “ultrawealthy New Yorkers will pay some of the highest prices in the city for a spot in the funky neighborhood,” the Wall Street Journal reports. With 25% of Walker Tower’s 50 ultra-luxury condominiums already in contract, that certainly looks true. Read on for more about the project, including analysis from CORE CEO Shaun Osher.
“Developer in Chelsea Honors a Great Architect While Redesigning His Work”
New York Times
Veteran journalist and architecture historian David Dunlap explores a different path regarding Walker Tower’s launch, focusing on the complexities of the $200 million restoration and renovation of the pre-war Art Deco building, and explaining how new elements “were based on existing decorative motifs found in the building entrance and lobby or on archival drawings showing how Walker’s design evolved.” Also check out Dunlap’s great photos of some of Walker Tower’s original design flourishes.
“Walker Tower: Historic Icon + Modern Luxury Will Cost You”
New York Observer
“See The Views From Walker Tower’s Opening Party”
Completing a week of Walker Tower media mania, the building’s launch party and early sales success are covered online by The Real Deal, the Observer and Curbed, including some excellent photo galleries.
For the 2010 Holiday season, Cool Hunting has teamed up with Gap to introduce their first-ever pop-up store! Gap’s project space on 5th Avenue is now home to products from independent companies based in the New York region. Each product selected was based on the same principles that inspire Cool Hunting’s editorial including innovative design, artisan craftsmanship and social and environmental consciousness. The space showcasing these products is also “home grown”. Cool Hunting assembled a collaboration of local partners to create the space, such as ByKenyan, the interior designer. Supporting locally sourced products is probably the greatest gift we can give to the city we love this holiday season!