250 West 81st Street

Kenneth Horn (Middle) with the two most substantial projects under his management, The Woolworth Building (left, c. 1913 courtesy Wikimedia) and 250 West 81st Street (courtesy Alchemy)

Alchemy Properties’ Kenneth Horn Talks City Hall Park’s Evolution, Converting The Woolworth, And More

Since its founding in 1990, Kenneth Horn’s Alchemy Properties has acquired over two million square feet of residential space in New York City. During those 28 years, Mr. Horn has personally overseen the sales of $2 billion of real estate, all with a staff of about thirty people. With a full slate of new developments in the works, YIMBY sat down with Ken to discuss the firm’s current plans.

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Top of 250 West 81st Street, rendering by Williams New York, design by Robert A.M. Stern Architects

Robert A.M. Stern’s 250 West 81st Street Tops Out, New Interior Renderings Revealed, Upper West Side

YIMBY has the latest on progress at the Robert A.M. Stern Architects-designed 250 West 81st Street, on the Upper West Side, which has finally topped-out at 209 feet, right on schedule. The new building fits neatly in the neighborhood, with a myriad of classical sensibilities embellishing the façade as well as the interiors. Alongside the topping-out, a slew of new interior renderings have also been revealed.

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250 West 81st Street, by Williams New York

Robert A.M. Stern’s 250 West 81st Street Gets Full Rendering, Making Quick Headway, Upper West Side

Earlier this fall, YIMBY checked in on the Robert A.M. Stern Architects-designed 250 West 81st Street as it was just climbing above street level, at West 81st Street and Broadway, on the Upper West Side. New renderings for the project have since appeared, giving a substantially better view of what the classically-minded new development will look like, and the pace of construction has also picked up, as per the latest photos from Chused.

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250 West 81st Street

Robert A.M. Stern-Designed 250 West 81st Street Rises Above Ground, Upper West Side

While the Upper West Side rarely sees new developments, a few blocks in the upper 70s and lower 80s have recently sprouted several modestly-sized but impeccably-designed towers. Now, another is in the works, as Alchemy Properties and Carlyle Group’s 18-story condominium project at 250 West 81st Street has risen above ground. The building will be yet another attractive, masonry-clad high-rise designed by Robert A.M. Stern Architects.

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