Midtown Manhattan to get luxury condo tower
Alexander Plaza, with its distinctive glass-and-aluminum façade and three-story, V-shaped crown, will introduce a contemporary flare to Midtown Manhattan's East Side. Designed by New York-based Sydness Architects for developer Continental Finance Corp., the 25-story luxury residential condo tower will feature a triangular entry plaza and a glass façade that folds vertically inward to maximize views and introduce a modern twist to the mostly traditional block. The project has 52 residences, including one-, two-, and three-bedroom units, with floor-to-ceiling glass walls, expansive 11½-foot floor-to-ceiling heights, polished granite counter tops, and luxury bathrooms with limestone floors and walls, mirror-glaze glass mosaic tile work, and hourglass-shaped soaking tubs. Completion: 2010.