Murano, A Light Display In Long Island City
Colorful Murano glass is famous around the world and now a real estate development with the same name hopes to build on that legacy. The Murano building in Long Island City, New York is described as a "glowing glass sculpture" and will light up the sky when it officially launches sales on June 6, 2010. The condo takes its name from the island off the coast of Venice known for its glassmaking, and will emanate a different hued color every hour on the hour, starting from dusk until 10 pm every night. Between the seventh and eighth floors LED screen lights will send colors from Long Island City all the way to Manhattan. The building also has a wall in the lobby that will emit a display of varied colors through LED lighting.
The 11-story all-glass building has 76 homes designed by Opus Interiors each with oak pearl hardwood flooring and floor-to-ceiling glass walls. Kitchens features stainless steel appliances, white pine cabinets and Corian countertops while master bathrooms have separate soaking tubs. Many units have private outdoor balconies or terraces. The four duplex penthouses at Murano have double-height ceilings, access to a private roof terrace and some will include fireplaces.
Building amenities include a landscaped outdoor garden, communal lounge, fitness center, attended lobby, video intercom system and 38-space indoor parking facility. Residents will also have the added convenience of a water taxi located just steps from the building.
Homes range in size from 675-square-foot one bedrooms to 1,558-square-foot three bedrooms, and start at $459,000.