Thanks Mattchew & CDR:
I was under the impression that the floorplans had been revised and divided into smaller units. As it is looking at the two sources, nothing seems to have changed other than a price drop.
Pricing is a bit of a let down though... Once you add in cost for parking (@$40k) the prices jump back up $450 psf range. As much as this forum seems to be anti car, having a parking spot is important to some people. Even if said car is only used on weekends or occaisionally. Problem is, I think, that Empire probably thinks that it can generate more revenue by using the underground parking for commuter parking rather than resident parking. $10 a day per car will bring in some nice revenue for Empire, the management company, or some 3'rd party parking corp (IMPark?).
Also I was kind of hoping for a 1 bedroom at $159. Anyway I think I'll head over and check out their 'grand opening' on the 9'th.