345 Meatpacking Condominiums in NYC for Sale
345 Meatpacking New NYC Condos NY Times
New York Times, C.J. Hughes

Where New NYC Condos Are as Rare as T-Bones
October 25, 2012


It’s probably not a great idea to come to the meatpacking district in NYC in search of meat. Just five distributors of prime rib and pork chops still stand at the end of West 14th Street, while a decade ago, that number was 75, according to the Meatpacking District Improvement Association, a business group. The area does have stylish restaurants, hotels and boutiques, which have helped it become a pulsing round-the-clock destination for locals and tourists. But new apartments are as hard to come by as T-bones. Finding a way to join the party, then, is no small feat, which is what’s so notable about 345meatpacking, a new 12-story condo in Manhattan.

Yayoi Kusama's Dotty Painting Adorns New Meatpacking District Condominiums in NYC
Blouin Artinfo, Max Gross

Surreal Estate: Yayoi Kusama's Dotty Painting Adorns New Meatpacking District Condominiums in NYC
August 10, 2012


Real estate has a certain relationship with avant-garde aesthetics: Starchitects like Frank Gehry and Herzog and de Meuron give their imprimatur to condos that sell like hotcakes, destination buildings feature en-suite gallery spaces and artist commissions in their lobbies. But increasingly, art is adorning New York City real estate before the buildings are even completed. In the latest instance of this trend, 345meatpacking, new condominiums complex being built in the Meatpacking District, will be clad in a giant reproduction of Yayoi Kusama’s “Yellow Trees."

345 Meatpacking New Condos in NYC for Sale: Observer Article
New York Observer, Matt Chaban

Meet 345meatpacking, the New NYC Condos Soon to Emerge from Yayoi Kusama's Yellow Wrappershackles loosen
August 6, 2012


Yayoi Kusama’s snake-like wrapper for a new Meatpacking District condo project tied up New Yorkers attention on Friday when it was first revealed—a collaboration between the Whitney and developers DDG, the nifty netting has yet to be installed. But what is hidden behind one of the biggest pieces of public art to appear downtown in awhile? Some 37 new luxury NYC condos of course.

Yayoi Kusama Covers new Condos in Manhattan with Dots
The Architect's Newspaper, Tom Stoelker

Yayoi Kusama Covers Manhattan Condos Scaffold with Dots
August 3, 2012


We already knew that DDG could pull together a classy “product,” as they say in real estate parlance. But now the group has upped the ante by teaming with Yayoi Kusama, the 83-year-old Japanese show-stopping pop artist. Downtown the artist’s Yellow Trees will sprawl across protective netting on the Manhattan construction scaffolding at DDG's 345meatpacking, the group’s new 14th Street project which could rival their comparatively quiet 41 Bond Street project. 345 promises to make a much splashier entrance, but with a hand laid Danish Kulumba brick facade, it could be Bond Street’s equal in craftsmanship.

'Yellow Trees' Growing in Meatpacking District Condos in NYC
The Wall Street Journal, Laura Kusisto

'Yellow Trees' Growing in Meatpacking District Condominium in NYC
August 3, 2012


The black netting that typically drapes buildings under construction around New York City can look like shrouds, each of them etching a forlorn negative space into the skyline. The netting going up on a Manhattan site next week will look more like a celebration. A striking bumble bee-colored contemporary work—a 120-foot reproduction of "Yellow Trees" by Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama—will cover a new condo project at 345 W. 14th St.