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September 18, 2020

All Star–Designed NYC Condo Debuts

A collaboration between Peter Pennoyer Architects, Achille Salvagni, and Christopher Peacock—a 19-story ground-up condo on the Upper East Side of Manhattan developed by Naftali Group and called the Benson—has launched and is open for sales. “The Benson is designed to recall the elegance of the great Rosario Candela apartment houses of the 1920s and evoke the glamour of the Art Deco architecture of Jazz Age New York,” Peter Pennoyer tells AD PRO. “Clad in the same Indiana limestone as the premier buildings on Park and Fifth Avenues, the Benson incorporates set-backs that allow the building to rise from its mid-block position as an identifiable tower on Madison Avenue, echoing the stature of the iconic Carlyle Hotel just a few blocks to the south. At its peak, the tower is marked by an architectural temple-like treatment and anchored by six-foot-tall lanterns.”