NEW YORK, April 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Internationally acclaimed Chinese-American architect I.M. Pei celebrates his 96th birthday this Friday, April 26th. With a career that has spanned six decades and several continents, Pei has created some of the most famous and critically lauded structures in the world. He is also the oldest living Pritzker Prize winner, an international prize awarded each year to a living architect for a significant achievement.
With a host of accomplishments to his name, one of Pei's signature residential projects is The Centurion, a luxury condominium in Midtown Manhattan. Created in collaboration with his son Sandi, the property is the only condominium building ever designed by I.M. Pei.
A highly sought-after development, particularly among international buyers due to its understated elegance, incredibly central location and luxurious materials, the exclusive condominium has only 48 residences. Already more than 80 percent sold, it is a true reflection of I.M. Pei's belief in creating graceful, timeless and serene structures. Of the few remaining apartments left, the two most special are the building's combination triplex penthouse and a duplex that includes both a residential component and a legal commercial work space.
The triplex penthouse or "Mansion in the Sky" combines the building's three penthouse suites into a single residence for nearly 10,000-square-feet of living space and four terraces at a price of $39 million. Further evidencing the Pei connection, I.M. Pei's son Sandi created a range of exclusive interior designs for the penthouses. Interested buyers are also welcome to work hand-in-hand with the prominent architect to create their own custom home personally designed by a member of the Pei family.
The residential/commercial duplex available is an ideal apartment for someone looking to combine a place of business with a high-end residential unit. The purchaser can obtain a legal business address for this particular space. Other residential units are available from $2,8 million; additional information can be obtained from New York Residence Inc,. the exclusive brokers for the property.
Other major projects of I.M. Pei include the Bank of China building in Hong Kong, the Four Seasons Hotel in New York, Raffles City in Singapore, the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha and the Pyramid of the Louvre in Paris.
Contact: Erin Lagasse, Quinn & Co., 212.868.1900 x226, [email protected]
SOURCE New York Residence, Inc.