By Carlotta Mohamed
A newly constructed waterfront condominium in College Point is providing spectacular views of the Manhattan skyline for its residents.
Allura Waterfront Resort — located at 109-05 15th Ave. — received newly installed, energy efficient crystal windows and doors Oct. 30 from award-winning national manufacturer Crystal Window and Door Systems.
Crystal Window and Door Systems provided 842 high-end windows and sliding swing terrace doors for the six-story development with 134 apartments.
Each one, two and three-bedroom apartment has floor-to-ceiling glass and metal panel facades on multiple sides of the building, offering occupants great views of the waterfront and LaGuardia Airport across Flushing Bay.
“Crystal’s high-end architectural window line is perfect for this type of project,” said Joe Zhao, Crystal’s project manager for the Allura condo development. “Our 8500 series offers strength, beauty, weather resistance, sound attenuation, and clean narrow contemporary sightlines, enhancing the architects design and the building’s location on the waterfront across from the airport.”
To provide building residents access to the extensive balconies, more than 120 heavy-commercial Crystal series 1280 two-panel aluminum sliding doors — 72-inches wide by 96-inches tall — were installed. Additional access to balconies in the larger apartments were provided by 22 of the Crystal Series 1450 aluminum swing terrace door.
The door has a multi-point lock system and an opening limit bar for added safety and security, especially important with a wind-prone waterfront exposure.
Most of the Crystal windows, doors, and exposed mullion and anchoring accessories were finished with a durable simulated anodized silver powder coat paint. Windows installed in the brick facades were finished in bronze color powder coat paint.
Allura Waterfront Resort will have underground parking and 70 boat slips when the marina area is completed. A fitness center, spa, pool and sundeck add to the resort atmosphere with a spacious lobby welcoming residents.
The resort also includes a first floor conference room and business center for events.
The Allura Waterfront Resort has been nominated for several local area building awards, in part due to the complexity and challenge of the project site, which required extensive pilings and bulwarks for stability of the site prior to construction of the foundation and building.
Reach reporter Carlotta Mohamed by e-mail at cmoha