212 Fifth Avenue, the Manhattan-est Address, Gets Superfresh Renderings

Lauded as the Manhattan-est address in the entire city, 212 Fifth Avenue in NoMad will soon undergo a transformation into 48 luxury condos — and recently released interior renderings don’t disappoint.

For those unfamiliar with the sheer Manhattan-ness of 212 Fifth Avenue, “212” is basically a metonym for Manhattan since it was the borough’s first area code, and Fifth Avenue has an undeniable reputation as a ritzy thoroughfare with some of the city’s finest cultural institutions. Naturally, the renovation and conversion of this pre-war building will set a high standard of excellence.

It was already established that century-old building will retain the design of its pre-war facade, but its interiors will showcase some modernly luxurious design. Recently released renderings portray interiors designed by Pembrooke & Ives, which showcase sophisticated materials (such as statuary, Calacatta, Carrara, and Thassos marble, and milled oak and sycamore hardwood) with classic elements (like coffered ceilings and herringbone floors).

If renderings can be believed, even the lobby is undeniably luxe, completely decked out in different marbles and rich hardwoods. 212 Fifth Avenue’s amenity suite is totally comprehensive, topped off by 24-hour doorman and concierge service, a valet, residents’ lounge, state-of-the-art fitness center, golf simulator, screening room, business meeting facilities, children’s playroom, bike storage, cold storage, and private storage.

212 Fifth Avenue was one of NYC’s first skyscrapers, and was designed in a Neo-Medieval style by architectural firm Schwartz and Gross. This historic building is noted for its brilliant limestone facade and steel skeleton.

Meanwhile in Brooklyn, 10 Jay Street will undergo yet another design revision — except this time, it’s not what you think. The waterfront warehouse conversion in the bumping Dumbo neighborhood won’t house luxury condos as was previously planned, but will instead have 200,000 sqft of commercial space. According to Brownstoner, this change in direction may be attributed to the area’s more lucrative commercial real estate market.