Young professionals in Manhattan are flocking to the new Mercedes House on 54th Street between 10th and 11th Avenues. The building gets its name from its location above the flagship Mercedes dealer on 11th Avenue.
You can't tell from street level, but the building resembles a gigantic "Z" shape zigzagging skyward from the street. It was conceived by Mexican architect Enrique Norten, who also designed the Cassa Hotel & Residences in Midtown and the Guggenheim Museum in Guadalajara, Mexico..
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The apartments at Mercedes have been rolled out in two phases, with the second part of the building opening this past summer.
The building features studios, 1-bedroom, and 2-bedroom units, with rents starting at $2,925 for a studio and reaching $5,200 for a 2-bedroom. The complex also has an awesome amenities floor with a huge gym, two pools, and an outdoor movie theater.
We recently stopped by for a tour.
The Mercedes House is shaped like a Z, which can be seen from overhead.
The Colbert Report is filmed right down the street.
The building has 480 rental units, which have been released in two phases — one in May 2011, and one this past summer.
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