Everybody will have their opinions on the most beautiful high rise apartment buildings in New York City, but after careful research, these are my top three.
- Walker Tower – Picture this – it’s 1929 and the New York Times just printed architect, Ralph Thomas Walker was the “Architect of the Century” on the completion of Walker Tower. This 24-story, art deco building towers at 212 West 18th Street, between Seventh and Eighth Avenues in Chelsea, and was converted to 50 luxury residential units. Walker Tower’s elaborate brick façade has been painstakingly restored and the art deco ornamentation proudly replaced. JDS Real Estate Development Group and Property Markets Group were responsible for the iconic restoration of Walker Tower in 2012.
- 56 Leonard Street – Known as the “Jenga” building, 56 Leonard Street in Tribeca, is a 60-story expression of sculpted surfaces and sparkling glass designed by Swiss firm Herzog & De Meuron. A careful investigation of local construction methods revealed the possibility of shifting and varying floor-slabs to create corners, cantilevers, and balconies – all welcome strategies for providing individual and different conditions in each apartment. 56 Leonard Street offers 145 spatially innovative apartments and no two floor plans are the same, giving those who will live in the “Jenga” tower their own unique home. Amenity Floor 9 at 56 Leonard features a host of recreational amenities such as a library lounge and children’s playroom. Amenity Floor 10 contains 56 Leonard’s extensive fitness center with yoga studio, treatment room, steam room and sauna.
- Via 57 West – These luxury Midtown West apartments in NYC are in an asymmetrical building shaped like a Tetrahedron (triangular pyramid). Via 57 West is known as the Pyramid of Manhattan and takes on different shapes when you look at it from different angles – a pyramid, a sailboat, a wave, etc. and is a splendid new addition to the New York City skyline. Situated at 625 West 57th Street on the waterfront, Via 57 West has nothing to block the view of the Hudson River as it reflects off the 35-story, blue mirrored glass tower. To view a list of the unit available at Via 57 West, you can visit their website.
I hope you enjoyed my three picks for the most beautiful high rise apartment buildings in New York City.