A sampling of last week’s press coverage of CORE and CORE properties.
Walker Tower photos by David Dunlap for the New York Times
“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.
“Two Midtown Condos Duke It Out for the Buyer With $3M”
This $2.9 million duplex at Morgan Court, located at 211 Madison Avenue, is the winner of a Curbed “Real Estate Deathmatch,” voted on by readers.