is one of two tall residential condominium towers erected in 2007
by the Extell Development Company across from one another on Broadway
between 99th and 100th Streets.
is 37 stories and has 64 apartments and was designed by Cetra/Ruddy.
It has 7 setbacks facing Broadway and is distinguished by its
reflective-glass fašade with red “piping” accents.
is a 31-story tower with 73 apartments at 2633 Broadway and it
was designed by Cook & Fox. It has a few setbacks and a slab
form. It is a mid-block site that was formerly occupied by a Gristede’s
store that collapsed during demolition injuring several pedestrians.
many of its projects after stars.
towers, which were completed in 2007, have significantly altered
the northern skyline of the Upper West Side that heretofore has
been dominated by the Riverside Church at 120th Street and Riverside
Drive, the Master Apartments on Riverside Drive at 103rd Street
and the Columbia Apartments at 275 West 96th Street.
Ariel East tower, Extell purchased development rights from St.
Michael’s Church on Amsterdam Avenue.
is adjacent to the Art Deco-style Metro Theater. The project involved
the acquisition of about 70,000 square feet of air rights from
St. Michael's Episcopal Church at 225 West 99th Street.
had an initial offering price of $152,055,000 and a one-bedroom,
one-library, two bath apartment on the second floor with a total
of 1,551 square feet is priced at $1,375,000. A four-bedroom,
three-and-a-half bath apartment on the 28th floor with 2,726 square
feet was priced at $3,595,000 and a four-bedroom, 3-bath penthouse
with 4,130 square feet of interior space and 88 square feet of
exterior space was priced at $6,750,000.
at Ariel East have a private theater, swimming pool, billiards
lounge, La Palestra fitness center, garden, and children's playroom.
There is also a pet spa.
has no balconies but terraces on the 8th, 16th, 21st, 27th, 33rd
and 36th floors. The building is about 398 feet tall.
floor of the former building at 2628 housed the Manhattan Table
Extell towers created considerable controversy and led to a rezoning
of 51 blocks between 96th and 110th Streets where building heights
were limited to 145 feet on Broadway and the transfer of air rights
from side-streets was forbidden.
5, 2006 article by William Newman in The New York Times
said that Extell bought 19,148 square feet of development rights
for Ariel West in April, 2006 from the owners of four townhouses
on 99th Street west of Broadway.
said that "the owners' lawyer, Gary R. Tarnoff, said he was
able to get Extell to agree to several concessions that benefited
his clients, including an agreement that the developer would try
to place a garage entrance away from their property," adding
that “they were paid a total of $2.72 million.” The
price paid by Extell per square foot of development rights ranged
from $132 to $148 and two of the townhouse owners retained 500
square feet of air rights for possible later additions to their
also developed the Orion at 350 West 42nd Street and the former
Stanhope Hotel at 985 Fifth Avenue and Altair 18 and Altair 20,
condo conversions in Chelsea at 32 West 18th Street and 15 West
20th Street, respectively. Gary Barnett, a principal of Extell,
was a principal in the recent purchase of a large property at
the southern end of Riverside South, the huge development by Donald