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40 Bond Street, New York, United States 
Wednesday 17 Oct 2007
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Herzog de Meuron design and complete apartments at 40 Bond Street, New York City 

40 Bond Street is a sophisticated new concept in urban living created by Ian Schrager and designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architects Herzog & de Meuron. The residential project is a radical reinvention of the traditional cast iron buildings common to the surrounding Noho district. Combining luxury apartments and the first townhouses built in New York City in decades, 40 Bond creates a new genre of urban living, offering all the benefits of home ownership with the services, privileges and amenities of a unique five-star hotel. The poured concrete structure, wrapped in blackened copper and luminescent curved glass, sets new standards in its plan, its materials and the way it captures and transforms light, reflecting new possibilities of glass and steel in harmony with life. Located on a charming two-block cobblestone street, the 11-storey building contains 27 apartments, many with terraces, five townhouses with private front entrances and rear gardens and a triplex penthouse. Filled with light and air, the homes feature floor to ceiling fully operable windows, most offering 180-degree North and South exposures, and expansive 11-foot-high ceilings. The glass façade of 40 Bond, with its structural elements wrapped in cast glass made in Barcelona, animates the building with light in a never-ending transformation. By day the building catches the movement of the sun in subtle nuance. By night the glow from within creates a sublime sculptural luminescence that varies constantly. A key design highlight of 40 Bond is an elaborate cast aluminum gate. The striking “Gaudiesque” gate, measuring 22 feet high and 140 feet long, individualizes the façade of the building while, at the same time, its graffiti inspired design integrates the urban environment.

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