LLNYC cover star Bjarke Ingels is no stranger to controversy. In his recent interview with LLNYC he talked about the criticism he’s faced for his unconventional work and rapid success. So, it’s not too surprising that the “starchitect” is still willing to call a spade a spade — even it it’s an incredibly expensive spade.
Ingels posted a picture on Instagram yesterday titled “Lo-res Flatiron” above a photo of 10 Sullivan Street. We aren’t sure if that is necessarily a bad thing though. Maybe, Bjarke is into “lo-fi” architect? Maybe it’s cool for buildings to be stripped down and fuzzy like your favorite indie rock bands?
10 Sullivan made headlines when it unveiled its $45 million, 8,400-square-foot triplex penthouse — by far the neighborhood’s most expensive. However, after failing to attract a buyer the unit was dived into smaller units listed for smaller units. One of those sold for $25 million. The smaller penthouse unit is still on the market for $10 million.