By Sabina Mollot
Late last year, a few top floor apartment windows at 2 Peter Cooper Road were replaced with a kind of window not previously seen on the property. CWCapital declined to comment on the project at the time, although new Blackstone owner told T&V new windows would not be coming to the rest of the complex.
Meanwhile, earlier this week, at the same building, an eagle-eyed neighbor spotted workers on the roof, installing what appeared to be a roof deck.
When asked about the project, Paula Chirthart, a spokesperson for Blackstone, confirmed the alteration to the building to offer roof access was started by CW, but, like the new windows, would not be repeated at other buildings.
“CompassRock had been experimenting with windows,” added Chirhart, though she said that Blackstone didn’t know the previous owner’s reasons for doing this.
The roof access via new stairways and the new windows are in only two units, 14E and 14F. In other differences, 14F has been redesigned into a duplex. Currently, there’s no one living in those apartments, which are still under construction.
For many years in ST/PCV, residents have not been allowed to go up onto the roofs.
A spokesperson for CWCapital didn’t respond to a request for comment on the project.