A new luxury condo nearly completed on Upper Broadway is Laureate, at 2150 Broadway at West 76th Street. The building designed by SLCE Architects and developed by Continental Ventures is 20 stories.
Its shape and contours blend well with the pre-war Upper West Side's neighboring buildings. The building has limestone exterior, cast iron railing, 10' ceilings and an imposing Beaux Art awning at street-level, as well as the first two floors linked by giant-order pilasters.
Above the cornice, at the corner of the building, are corner apartments with Juliette balconies. On either side, the windows are arrayed with geometric regularity, but because they are punched-in, they look classic pre-war New York. The top four stories take the form of a set-back.
iPhone photo courtesy of Mitchel Hall