Blue Condo – 105 Norfolk Street

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Blue Condo (105 Norfolk Street) represents architect Bernard Tschumi’s first residential creation in Manhattan. Known for the eye-popping Concert Hall in Rouen, France and the elegant Vacheron Constantine watch factory in Geneva, Switzerland, Tschumi overcame the many challenges of the downtown zoning laws to build a spectacular luxury condominium. The renowned architect intended to capture the broad diversity of the area, however the ostentatious Blue Condo causes many Lower East Side residents to cringe at the “eyesore” that looms above them, even to the point that some locals posted mocking stickers on light-posts around the neighborhood. Nevertheless, investors at Norfolk Hudson LLC (led by Richard Ortiz) and developers Angelo Cosentini and John Carson trust that their new art piece will attract home buyers looking for a combination of luxury and the downtown lifestyle. Exclusive agents at the Corcoran group, led by SVP Barrie Mandel, will enjoy showing clients the truly amazing New York views that makes Blue live up to its “gemstone” billing. (more…)