Upon its completion in 2005, the condominium building at 40 Bond Street may have been the most talked-about recent example of early-21st-century downtown extravagance and the first of many "lifestyle" condominiums in the area. The NoHo neighborhood'Bond street in particular'has subsequently become a coveted spot for developers of high-profile designer residences as well as a destination for some of the city's most exciting restaurants, boutique hotels and shops. Star hotelier Ian Schrager and his equally high-profile partners and Aby Rosen and Michael Fuchs and Pritzker Prize-winning Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron collaborated on the building's design; a filigreed aluminum gate curves along the base, and the curved green glass that frames the building's upper floors was intended to evoke the architecture of Barcelona, Spain'where it was created'as well as the cast-iron framed lofts of SoHo.Inside thebuilding's 27 loft-style apartments there are wide-plank oak floors, wood-burning fireplaces, 11-foot ceilings, floor-to-ceiling, fully operable windows, and "wet rooms" with seamless Glacier White Corian walls and shower floor embossed with a graffiti pattern. Five townhouses open onto private gardens. The two-story lobby leads to a common garden in the rear and a fitness center in the basement. The staff at the Gramercy Park Hotel are on 24-hour concierge duty here, offering pet-walking, babysitting, room service, turn-down service, housekeeping service, valet parking, and fresh flower service. The building's lively, fashionable NoHo location is convenient to SoHo, the East Village and Greenwich Village and convenient to public transportation.