Tethered 3D Balloon Camera Helps Visualize Views for Pre-Construction Condo Buyers-Spectacular NY Harbor Views
Views are an important factor when considering purchasing a new condo unit. For a buyer of an existing building it is very easy to determine whether the view from a particular apartment is acceptable or not although there is always the risk that a new building will eventually be built that obstructs the current view.
However, for buyers of condo units in a pre-construction or during the construction phase of a new development, there is great difficulty in visualizing what the views will actually look like from their apartments when completed. A new service from Digital Design and and Imaging Service is being offered that will help buyers picture these views prior to moving into their new apartment.
According to an article in the NY Times:
...potential buyers involved at the conception of a project often relish the chance to compare the master-bedroom views from, say, Apartments 11-W and 11-E. Similarly, he added, the photos are useful to architects in figuring out where to place windows, or whether to avoid them at certain spots because the views might not be terrific. They also give developers a way to fine-tune unit prices, which may be higher if the apartment has a glimpse of the Empire State Building, or lower if the views are not as good.The bottom line according the the article is
...A recent client was 15 Central Park West, a 43-story luxury condo from Zeckendorf Development at West 61st Street. The building’s 199 units found buyers in 18 months and are now about 10 percent closed, said Richard Wallgren, the sales director.
The brisk sell-out was helped by careful pricing, which Digital Design’s photos aided, he said.
“They were a marvelous tool to guide the developer,” Mr. Wallgren said.
Aerial photos also helped the Extell Development Company determine the size and placement of windows at the Rushmore, a 43-story condo under construction at 80 Riverside Boulevard, according to Raizy Haas, a senior vice president. The windows were positioned to maximize water views, she said.
:... “With new construction, it can be hard to visualize views,” she said. “And if you already have this aerial photography, then why not show it?”Image is of crane being used to construct the new Hudson/Related Riverwalk condo on Roosevelt Island from Thomas R. Stegelmann.
Take a look at the view from proposed Observation Deck for the new World Trade Center site using Digital Design's tethered 360 degree balloon cameras to reach 1400 feet above Ground Zero. Spectacular and awesome aerial photos simply do not even begin to describe the view of lower Manhattan and New York Harbor from this panoramic image.
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