On day 3 of Archtober we are celebrating the MiMA. The name “MiMA” stands for the Middle of Manhattan, and the building with this namesake was constructed from 2007-2010. The building was developed by Stephen M. Ross, the founder, chairman, and CEO of The Related Companies.
The actual building was designed by a Miami-based architecture firm Arquitectonica and the apartment and condominiums were designed by local Manhattan architect Ismael Leyva. The building is home of many unique lounges designed by the Rockwell Group. This multi-use building was advertised as create a new acronym neighborhood in New York, like its predecessors DUMBO and SoHo.
One MiMa Tower is located 460 West 42nd Street, between 9th and 10th avenues. The building is comprised of 43 floors. Floors 7 to 50 are luxury rentals (500 units), floors 51 to 63 are condominiums (151 condos), and the lower floors of the building house Yotel Hotel.
Yotel Hotel is inspired by Japanese capsule hotels and Japanese culture. This hotel is known for its affordable prices and efficiency.
MiMa is three blocks away from Times Square and is 668 feet tall. In 2012, The Pershing Signature Center was on in MiMa by the Signature Theater Company. This performance space was designed by Frank Gehry and contains three theater spaces and two studios.
Some of the highlights of MiMa are the many amenities it includes for its residents – a dog city( third floor indoor doggy paradise), indoor pool, personal assistants, 24-hour concierge, valet and move in coordinator just to name a few. If you want to be chef for a day they have a fully stocked restaurant kitchen you can rent out, also indoor basketball courts, a game room, and an internet cafe are available for residents. MiMa is a classic blend of luxury and modernity, it has set the bar high for luxury real estate around the city.