SOM-designed Toren About to Hit the Market


Toren, the new development at 150 Myrtle Avenue promising “A New Angle on Modern Living,” starts sales tomorrow. The Skidmore, Owings & Merrill-designed tower, reminiscent of a barcode, is 38 stories, with 240 market rate condos and 40 below-market rate condos (The New York Times reported that 10,000 people entered the lottery to buy those units). The top eight floors have eight one-bedroom penthouses and 24 two- and three-bedroom duplex penthouses. William Ross, Director of Development Marketing at Halstead Brooklyn, which is handling the listings, said he isn’t apprehensive about bringing another luxury product on the market, with Oro Condominiums struggling to sell around the corner. “Not this one, this one is special,” he said. Toren’s indoor pool is designed to replicate the Art Deco saltwater pool formerly at the St. George Hotel on Henry Street, once the largest of its kind in the world, and there’s a co-generation plant in the building’s basement. Toren also features a bi-level furnished roof garden with an outdoor movie theatre, indoor library, attended lobby, yoga room and fitness center by Iowa Fitness. Ross said parking is on the second and third floor, not underground, because there’s an old train station right next to the building, possibly the former Myrtle Avenue el’s first underground station. He said the station is too short to accommodate today’s cars. BFC Partners is the developer.
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