Seen & Heard: A Visit to 100 Barclay

••• The folks at 100 Barclay, the Ralph Walker–designed building that’s undergoing a partial conversion to condos, invited me to check out the model apartment, which was quite nice. (Such high ceilings! And unlike the other two high-profile Walker conversions of late, apartments in this one will have gas.) The building is H-shaped, with a central tower, and I had wondered whether the sides facing the World Trade Center would feel hemmed in by glass, but they didn’t at all. The 18th floor is dedicated to 40,000-square-feet of amenities, including four massive terraces. When I went to the website just now to check some facts, I noticed a rendering for the children’s playroom, which includes an “interactive structure inspired by the crown of 100 Barclay.”

100 Barclay playroom rendering••• More on 100 Barclay: They let me take a peek at the still raw penthouse. (No photos allowed, though.) See the big arched windows in the photo below? They’re on all sides of the massive, dramatic space. It was something else. If you have $100 million—which is what Crain’s said it could go for—you might want to consider it.

••• Last 100 Barclay item: The storefronts on all sides might be opened up again—including the ones along the Vesey Street arcade. It would be refreshing, considering how many of the surrounding buildings have no commercial space at street level.

100 Barclay retail arcade••• Kitchenette posted a note in advance of its closing on Sunday.

Kitchenette note••• Spotted on Warren: film-shoot signs for Tallulah on Sunday. From IMDB: “Desperate to be rid of her toddler, a dissatisfied Beverly Hills housewife hires a stranger to babysit and ends up getting much more than she bargained for.” Starring Ellen Page and Allison Janney (both of whom were in Juno).

••• Petticoat Lane has moved out.

Petticoat Lane••• One strip of scaffolding has been removed from 290 West, so maybe we’ll get to see the whole thing soon.

290 West