Enrique Norten’s Mercedes House helps transform Far West Side

By James Gardner | April 10, 2012 04:30PM

From the April issue: Slowly but surely, the great work of the latest generation of Manhattan developers — the colonization and gentrification of the Far West Side — proceeds apace. If proof of this process were needed beyond the incremental additions to Trump Place and the sundry projects that Costas Kondylis has built along 42nd Street between Ninth Avenue and the Hudson River, it could find eloquent testimony in Mercedes House, a massive new residential development that the Mexican architect Enrique Norten has designed for David and Jed Walentas of Two Trees Management on a plot of land covering almost the entire block between 10th and 11th avenues between 53rd and 54th streets. [more]