Featuring 129 condominium residences and standing thirty-one stories tall, The Laurel at 400 East 67th Street will seek an unspecified level of LEED certification from USGBC. The tower features a design by Costas Kondylis (Trump Parc Stamford) and is being developed by the Alexico Group, which is aiming for occupancy late next year. Sustainable project features include bicycle racks and storage for residents, various recycled and locally-sourced materials, water efficient landscaping, non-ozone depleting refrigerants, and a construction waste management program.
The Laurel joins both The Brompton and The Lucida (which we’ve yet to profile here at gbNYC) as residential projects seeking LEED certification that are currently under construction on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. From Battery Park City to the new towers planned for the World Trade Center site, no Manhattan neighborhood is immune to green design. However, in the green condo context, it remains to be seen whether the specifics of these purportedly sustainable designs are anything more substantial than shrewd marketing efforts. We’re hopeful that they are, but will be keeping tabs on all of these projects as they continue to move forward.
- Going for the Gold (MHN)
- Trump Parc (gbNYC)
- The Laurel Condominium
- Greenwich St. Towers at Ground Zero (gbNYC)