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The Hottest New Residential Developments by Starchitects Across New York City

Architects who work on one high-profile project after another eventually earn the bragging rights to be called “starchitects”—people in their field who are regarded as celebrities and command top dollar for any real estate venture they’re behind. Residential developments with starchitects attached to them have considerable cache, says Elisa Orlanski Ours, the chief planning and design officer for Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group. They’re also almost always luxury projects with high prices to match and attract global recognition, she says. “They have prestige because of the starchitect, but also because they tend to showcase exceptional craftsmanship and innovation through design,” Orlanski Ours says. “Today’s boldfaced names of architecture take risks and consistently give us something that the market hasn’t seen before.” 11 Hoyt, in Downtown Brooklyn, is another residential building that’s turning heads. Jeanne Gang, whose notable projects include an expansion to the American Museum of Natural History, is the starchitect in question. Gang designed an exterior featuring bay windows that cascade like waves across the façade. The building stretches across almost an entire city block and has 481 residences as well as 55,000 square feet of amenities. Prices begin at $675,000. Thomas Heatherwick is behind Lantern House in West Chelsea, a 22-story condominium with 181 one-to-four-bedroom residences. His Heatherwick Studio has created a design that juxtaposes grey brickwork with industrial metal details; the curved bay windows also stand out. Prices begin at $1.895 million.

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