We're pretty open here at New Construction Manhattan about our fondness for a number of Upper West Side condominiums. We're not alone in this, of course -- there's a reason why buildings such as the striking pre-war condo conversion The Apthorp, and new construction blockbusters such as The Aldyn and The Element are among the most-visited on New Construction Manhattan, and it's not because we blow them kisses here at the blog. We're pretty fond of The Laureate, a new construction condo on the Upper West Side that recently opened but, again, we're not necessarily the pickiest when it comes to this sort of thing. Still, it's nice when better-c redentialed individuals back up our opinions.
In the Wall Street Journal, Dana Rubinstein salutes The Laureate for a design that, like that of fellow throwback new construction condo 15 Central Park West, manages to blend in with its pre-war neighbors while simultaneously offering some very up-to-date condo comforts. "Its Parisian wrought-iron Juliet balconies, Art Deco grills, partial limestone and granite cladding all bespeak a nostalgia for Upper West Side luxury condos, and that -- when it comes to new luxury development on the UWS -- there is seemingly always room for one more.