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a media theater room and fitness center. Other amenities include a
billiards room, gaming room, golf simulator, media theater room,
fitness center and a yoga studio.
In addition, a 343-car parking garage and about 16,000 square feet
of retail space are located around the base of the building. BLDG's
intent was to attract residents who want to live in Jersey City but
with amenities typical of a New York City setting.
Other high-profile projects include a mixed-use development
called 11 Avenue C in New York City's East Village neighborhood.
Currently under construction, the development calls for a 10-story
building featuring 45 residential units and 5,000 square feet of retail
on the ground floor.
"We've taken a contaminated site and put a new residential luxury building on it," Tartaglione says. "It was previously a gas station.
Now it will be a high-end boutique type of building."
Last year, the company spent $4 million to renovate one of its
existing buildings on the Upper West Side. The 30-story Montana is
modeled after the twin-towered forms of the Majestic and Century,
the important Art Deco towers on Central Park West.
The 160-unit Montana, built in 1984, was an important addition
for the neighborhood that has undergone a significant redevelopment in recent times. It provides a skyline landmark for the neighborhood. The Montana features spectacular views, an indoor pool,
common courtyard, fitness center, children's playroom and jungle
gym, an event room and a sundeck.
amenities are important
to many renters in a big city
environment, BLDG notes.
"It's just an example of how we maintain our buildings and keep
them current," Goldman says, whose uncle was the late real estate
investor Sol Goldman.
Outside of New York, the company is considering redeveloping a
million-square-foot building in Portland, Ore., and the former Zales
Diamonds headquarters building in Las Colinas, a suburb of Dallas.
"It's somewhere in our horizon," Tartaglione says.
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