The Real Deal New York

From the archives: Living in glass houses, shunning stone

The shimmering new aesthetic also brings design challenges
By C. Hobbs | May 23, 2015 01:00PM

Walls of glass distinguish many of Manhattan’s newest marquee properties, and make many a pricey but older apartment look like a concrete bunker. But the prevalence of this aesthetic also brings design challenges, from privacy concerns to building difficulties. As residents adjust to the new look of their modern condos, developers are working out the kinks for future projects. Read the full story from the February 2006.