Yesterday the crew behind Lumina gathered 'round a Christmas tree on a crane and marked the topping out of the Main Street tower, Tower D, as the highest non-living structural element was lifted into place, 37 stories in the air. Tishman Speyer's much-anticipated sequel to the Infinity—designed by Arquitectonica with Heller Manus Architects—began generating loads of buzz even before it broke ground in June 2013. Buyers are willing to pay in excess of $2,000 per square for the privilege of casually unwinding like a pair of CGI rich persons among Italian porcelain bathroom tile and a
75-foot 70-foot lap pool, and prices are swinging around wildly as tantalized would-be buyers pant over the first buyers' leftovers. Meanwhile, the development team expects the 43-story Tower B to top out in January.
· Why Do Construction Workers Top Building Sites with Undecorated Christmas Trees? [Slate]
· Film [Lumina SF]
· Previous Coverage of the Infinity [Curbed SF]
· Buyers Unfazed By Dizzying $2,000-per-Square Prices at Lumina [Curbed SF]
· Lumina Lust [Curbed SF]
· Condomania [Curbed SF]