NEW YORK, May 3, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- New York Residence, Inc., a world-renowned real estate brokerage firm, hosted a celebratory event on April 26, 2017, in The Centurion Condominium in honor of Mr. I.M. Pei's 100th birthday.
The attendees at the 120-person seated invitation-only event had the pleasure of enjoying a private classical concert performed by the Metropolitan Chamber Players, featuring pianist, Marika Bournaki, and cellist, Julian Schwarz. The illuminated waterfall lobby in The Centurion Condominium was the backdrop for this once-in-a lifetime opportunity. Following the concert, there was a free-flowing champagne reception for the guests who had the opportunity to step out on multiple terraces of the penthouse apartments.
During the champagne reception, Ms. Minna Elias, Chief of Staff for Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, presented the Congressional Record Tribute to Mr. I.M. Pei and The Centurion, and read passages of the Congressional Record to the guests. Today, the plaque is proudly hanging in the lobby of The Centurion Condominium.
The Centurion Condominium, close to Fifth Avenue and Central Park at 33 West 56th Street, shares many design elements with Pei's best structures. Residents particularly enjoy the serene waterfall lobby which is architecturally stunning and helps residents to relax the moment they enter the building. "Two of the building's penthouses are still available," says Thomas Guss, President of New York Residence Inc., who is in charge of sales at the property. Guss adds, "Being able to acquire a part of I.M. Pei's legacy is a rare opportunity for discerning buyers."
"New York Residence hosted a wonderful concert at The Centurion in celebration of I.M. Pei's 100th birthday. It was very special to celebrate in a space designed by Mr. Pei—it truly enhanced the evening," stated Mr. Jeffrey S. Mailman, Candidate for City Council District 4.
Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12): "As we celebrate the 100th birthday of the incomparable I.M. Pei, it's wonderful to be able to see his most recent building, The Centurion, the only ground up residential condominium he designed in New York City. The building reflects his attention to detail with unique hand-cut French limestone, a serene outdoor garden and high ceilings. Mr. Pei is truly one of the greatest architects of all time."
Mr. Richard Pino, Chief Financial Officer and Associate Broker, stated, "Once again, New York Residence hosted a one-of-a-kind event. When, in your lifetime will you have an opportunity to be part of a 100-birthday celebration of a legendary living architect!" Mr. Pino further stated that, The Centurion is now part of the short-list of the most prestigious condominiums in midtown.
New York Residence (NYR.com) is a real estate brokerage firm that was formed in February 2005, and specializes in residential and investment property brokerage sales and rentals for the international and domestic markets. New York Residence' corporate headquarters are located in the iconic Paramount Building on the 26th floor at 1501 Broadway, New York, NY 10036. New York Residence' international offices are located in Hong Kong, Seoul, and Singapore.
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