New York City’s top 30 condos

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Posted On Thu, August 20, 2020 By In condos, Features, NYC Guides

From supertall new developments and projects by some of the world’s most famous architects to historic landmarks brought into the 21st century, 6sqft has rounded up the best condo buildings in New York City. Ahead, find out which condominiums made the list and what you can expect in terms of views, amenities, neighborhood, and more.


Photo of 220 Central Park South via Wikimedia Commons

1. 220 Central Park South
Robert A.M. Stern’s limestone-clad 220 Central Park South is not only among the city’s tallest at 952 feet high, it’s among the most luxurious. The aforementioned 70-story tower and an 18-story “villa” overlook Central Park with some of the best views in the city. Interiors, also designed by Stern, build on classic pre-war details, and amenities include an 82-foot saltwater pool, fitness center, squash court, library, screening room, and outdoor terraces. Fun fact: Billionaire Ken Griffin closed on a penthouse here for just shy of $240 million, setting the record for the most expensive home ever sold in the United States.

Photo of 432 Park via Wikimedia Commons

2. 432 Park Avenue
Designed by architect Rafael Viñoly, the 1,286-foot-tall 432 Park Avenue is the nation’s third-tallest residential tower. The pared-down, minimalist design made a statement on the city’s skyline when it was completed in 2015. Apartments have 15-foot ceilings and 10′ x 10′ windows that open onto dramatic views of Central Park and beyond. Fully-staffed services include a concierge team, lounges and entertainment rooms, fitness center with a 175-foot swimming pool, spa, exercise rooms, and a private restaurant serviced by Australian Michelin-starred chef Shaun Hergatt.

111 West 57th Street, Steinway Tower, SHoP Architects, JDS DevelopmentImage courtesy of Hayes Davidson

3. 111 West 57th Street
In addition to being the second-tallest apartment building in the world at 1,428 feet, 111 West 57th Street is also considered the world’s thinnest skyscraper. SHoP Architects incorporated the historic Steinway Hall building into the base of the tower, while their new construction above has an intricate terra cotta and bronze facade that sets it apart. Of course, the views of Central Park and beyond are incredible, and all 60 units within the 82-story building have a penthouse-like spaciousness. Amenities include an 82-foot swimming pool, fitness center with a mezzanine terrace, private dining room, residents’ lounge, 24-hour attended entrances and concierge service, and a private porte-cochère on 58th Street.

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4. 15 Central Park West
Robert A.M. Stern’s full-block masterpiece on Central Park West near Columbus Circle is known as the “Limestone Jesus” for good reason. For the past 12 years, it’s often been named the best-selling condo in the city, and the list of celebrities. and billionaires who’ve called it home is exhaustive. Comprised of two limestone towers to maximize those park views, the building offers 202 large one- to four-bedroom units, including full-floor duplex penthouses. Amenities include a 24-hour doorman, a motor court, two entrances, a private dining room and library, a screening room, a fitness center, and a pool. Plus, many units have individual wine cellars.

Rendering courtesy of Extell Development Company

5. Central Park Tower, 217 West 57th Street
Rising 1,550 feet above Central Park, this tower is the world’s tallest residential skyscraper. Not surprisingly, it was designed by Adrian Smith, who also designed the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. Beneath soaring ceiling heights, panes of floor-to-ceiling glass wrap the large and dramatic homes within, which start on the building’s 32nd floor and range between two- and eight-bedroom layouts. Residents have access to a suitably elevated collection of amenities, including the 100th-floor Central Park Club, which offers a dining room, the world’s highest private ballroom, a bar, a full-service kitchen helmed by Michelin-star chefs, and wine and cigar lounges. Additional amenities include a cozy sky garden, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a concierge, fitness center and spa, and a children’s playground. In addition, Nordstrom recently opened a seven-level flagship location in the building’s base.

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6. Time Warner Center, 25 Columbus Circle
When the sleek Time Warner Center towers rose at Columbus Circle in 2003, they ushered in a new era of New York City living with their internationally-renowned amenities and flawless residences. Located in one of the city’s most vibrant world-class cultural hubs, the iconic address offers residents 24-hour door staff, a valet-attended parking garage, a windowed 75-foot lap swimming pool, a screening room, conference room, children’s playroom, exquisite roof deck with Hudson views, and a state-of-the-art fitness center with stunning views of adjacent Central Park. On the floors below are world-class shopping and dining at Time Warner Center, which includes a Whole Foods.

520 Park Avenue, Zeckendorf, Robert A.M. Stern, Upper East Side, tallest building, skyscraper, condosRendering courtesy of Zeckendorf Development

7. 520 Park Avenue
Another Robert A.M. Stern limestone tower, 520 Park Avenue is the tallest skyscraper on the Upper East Side. It’s topped by a crown with four asymmetrical spires, making it stand out on the Central Park skyline. Within, 34 apartments span 54 floors; lower-floor units begin 20 stories up, and a palatial triplex penthouse of over 12,500 square feet occupies the topmost floors. A gorgeous marble lobby features 25-foot ceilings, two fireplaces, and access to an enchanting rear garden with fountains. Other amenities include concierge service, a library, and a two-story fitness center with a swimming pool.

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8. One57, 157 West 57th Street
Credited with being the first supertall condo along Billionaire’s Row, and thereby sparking the ultra-luxury building boom,  the 1,005-foot One57 has been a magnet for the elite ever since it was finished in 2014. This is no more evident than by the fact that it sold a $100 million penthouse and another $91.5 million unit. The top portion of the 90-story, Christian de Portzamparc-designed building contains 92 condos, which have a private entrance on 58th Street. Below is the Park Hyatt’s U.S. flagship. Residents have access to a 24-hour doorman and concierge service, indoor pool, fitness center, performance room, private dining room, a library and lounge area, full-catering kitchen, on-site parking, and hotel amenities including catering and housekeeping services.

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9. 53W53, 53 West 53rd Street
First known as the MoMA Tower, the new skyscraper at 53 West 53rd Street (adjacent and above the Museum of Modern Art) is itself a work of modern art of sorts. At an impressive 82 stories, the building stands at 1,050 feet tall. Pritzker Prize-winning architect Jean Nouvel designed the glass tower with a diagrid facade to give the slender structure a feeling of motion and curvature, and to make sure no two apartments in the building were alike. The tower houses 145 condominiums with panoramic Central Park views and interiors designed by Thierry Despont. It’s also home to MoMA gallery space. The building’s artful amenities include a 65-foot lap pool, double-height lounge with private dining room overlooking Central Park, squash court, golf simulator, private screening room, and 24-hour doorman.

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10. 56 Leonard Street
One of modern downtown Manhattan’s most stunning new landmarks, Tribeca’s 56 Leonard has been called “jenga tower” because of its sections of stacked geometric volumes that contain some of the city’s most exciting new condominium residences. The skyline-changing 60-story residential condominium tower was designed by Herzog & de Meuron. The striking design of the 145-unit building means each rotated level is different from the floors above and below. Each unit has a private balcony, and floor-to-ceiling glass window walls offer an eyeful of the cityscape, water, bridges and beyond. Two floors of amenities include a 75-foot infinity pool, a sundeck, a fitness center, a spa, a library lounge, a screening room, and a conference room.

Photo by Chris Coe, Optimist Consulting

11. Woolworth Tower Residences, 233 Broadway
The neo-Gothic Woolworth Building at 233 Broadway was erected in 1913 as the world’s tallest building. Though many have surpassed it in height, the instantly-recognizable Lower Manhattan landmark has remained one of the world’s most iconic buildings, admired for its terra cotta facade and detailed ornamentation. Designed by architect Cass Gilbert, the 792-foot building now consists of 32 luxury condominium residences on its upper 30 floors, topped by The Pinnacle, a 9,680-square-foot home in the building’s famous crown. Residential interiors were designed by celebrated designers Thierry Despont and Eve Robinson, and each unit gets private space in a wine cellar–and access to the restored private basement pool. The 30th floor hosts a state-of-the-art fitness facility, while floor 29 hosts the Gilbert Lounge. Some lucky residents even get terraces wrapped in the building’s gorgeous ornamentation.


Photo by Dimitry Anikin on Unsplash. 15 Hudson Yards is to the far right; 35 Hudson Yards is third from the right.

12. 15 Hudson Yards
Rising 88 stories, Fifteen Hudson Yards was the first of two condo buildings to rise at the country’s largest private real estate development. Designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro in collaboration with the Rockwell Group, it has 285 residences, all of which have access to Skytop, the highest outdoor residential space in NYC at 900 feet in the air that features an open-air terrace enveloped in a 60-foot-tall glass screen wall providing spectacular Hudson River views. Other amenities include an aquatics center with a 75-foot-long swimming pool, whirlpool, private spa with treatment rooms, a beauty bar, fitness center outfitted by The Wright Fit, a children’s imagination center, screening room, golf club lounge, wine storage and tasting room, business center with dual conference rooms and a collaborative workspace. Plus, all the rest of what Hudson Yards has to offer, including its own subway station, is right outside your door.

13. 35 Hudson Yards
Hudson Yards’ other condo building is also its second-tallest tower (and NYC’s fifth-tallest apartment building) at 1,009 feet and 92 stories. It was designed by David Childs of Skidmore Owings & Merrill with a glass and limestone facade. The 143 two- to six-bedroom apartments begin on the 53rd floor, affording them incredible Hudson River and skyline views. The floors below notably are home to the city’s first Equinox Hotel, along with a a co-working space and 60,000-square-foot fitness center. The gym, Equinox’s largest ever, includes a spa, an indoor saltwater pool, plunge pools, and an outdoor pool terrace. There’s also a SoulCycle, and a pool-adjacent restaurant called Electric Lemon by celebrity restaurateur Stephen Starr. For residents, there’s a separate 22,000 square feet of wellness and entertainment amenities. They also enjoy priority reservations at the building’s eateries, in-residence dining, and memberships to the Equinox Fitness Club.

14. 70 Vestry Street
Clad in classic French limestone in the signature style of luxury-tower starchitect Robert A.M. Stern, the condominium residence at 70 Vestry Street also pays visual homage to the former industrial district’s warehouse architecture. The Tribeca building’s riverfront residences span 14 floors with 46 homes offering views of the Hudson and the harbor, and interiors by celebrity designer Daniel Romualdez. Entered from iconic cobblestoned Vestry Street, an interior courtyard provides security and privacy, while amenities include a concierge, doorman, Luxury Attache lifestyle services, a health and wellness suite that includes a regulation squash court, an 82-foot swimming pool, children’s pool, hot and cold plunge pools, Wright Fit fitness club, yoga and Pilates studios, a lounge, and a playroom. In addition to becoming an instant classic, the building’s Penthouse South unit gained recognition for ringing up the highest-priced closing in downtown Manhattan soon after building sales began. Celebrity cachet is a given: Patriots Quarterback Tom Brady and supermodel wife Gisele Bündchen purchased a 12th-floor spread for $29.5 million.

15. 50 UN Plaza
Sir Norman Foster’s 43-story tower rises across from the UN General Assembly Building. As one of the city’s few residential buildings that has a porte-cochere and private driveway, 50 UN Plaza offers elegant and private Manhattan living the way it has always been done, with every 21st-century addition. Other amenities include a dramatic lobby, state-of-the-art fitness center, a marble-walled indoor swimming pool, an outdoor rooftop pool overlooking the Empire State and Chrysler buildings, a spa, garage, and valet parking. The residences feature sun-drenched rooms and oversized bay windows with unobstructed East River views.

16. The Plaza, 1 Central Park South
The Plaza is one of New York City’s best-known residences, home to the fabled Eloise and host to an endless list of real-life notables from the Beatles to Liza Minelli. It first opened as a gilded-age hotel in 1907. In its 21st-century incarnation, the French Renaissance chateau-style landmark offers 181 apartments facing to the north and east and hotel rooms facing south. The homes are equipped with high ceilings, period moldings, and mantels. Residents have access to the Plaza Hotel’s notable restaurants–including the famous Palm Court–as well as its Caudalie Vinotherapie Spa, the Warren-Tricomi Salon, and a La Palestra fitness center. Additional amenities include a 24-hour concierge and doorman, nanny service, limousine service, turn-down service, and a private butler. In addition to being next door to Central Park, The Plaza is located close to some of the best shopping and culture in New York City.

17. The XI, 76 Eleventh Avenue
This unique Chelsea project at 76 Eleventh Avenue is the first NYC condo from Danish starchitect Bjarke Ingels. It abuts the street-level extension of the High Line with a series of pavilions offering restaurants and retail space. The twisting pair of High Line towers share a common podium and are connected by a two-story-high skybridge (a nod to the far west side’s industrial past) that houses some of the amenity spaces–a retractable movie screen, private wine tasting room, bar, and library. Other amenities are a glass-enclosed pool, a privacy-enhancing porte-cochere, and a landscaped courtyard by Swiss landscape architect Enzo Enea. The 300-foot East Tower contains a Six Senses hotel. The 400-foot West Tower offers 146 condos designed by Gabellini Sheppard, while its lower building houses an arts space. Interiors are clad in dramatically-veined creamy beige and white statement marble and pale chevron flooring with stunning NYC and river views in every direction.

18. 111 Murray Street
Rising from a small corner site at the meeting of Tribeca, the Financial District, and Battery Park City, this 792-foot-tall tower was inspired by a Murano glass vase, taking the form of a 64-floor spire that flares as it rises. Designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox and Hill West Architects, it’s wrapped in a glass facade that culminates with an “apostrophe top.” Inside are 157 residences designed by AD100 designer David Mann featuring entry foyers, white oak herringbone floors, and floor-to-ceiling windows offering uninterrupted city and river views in all directions. An impressive amenity package starts with a 24-hour attended lobby designed by David Rockwell and includes a residents’ lounge with private garden views, a 3,000-square-foot fitness center, 75-foot lap pool, hammam, sauna, hot tub, and spa treatment rooms, a private Drybar hair salon, private dining room with demonstration kitchen, children’s playroom, teen lounge, and media room.

19. 565 Broome Street
Soho may not be the Manhattan neighborhood most associate with luxury high-rise condominiums, but skyscrapers have been rising between its historic lofts as of late, with 565 Broome a standout among them. The building’s twin glass towers were created by world-famous architect Renzo Piano, who also designed the new Whitney Museum of Art in the Meatpacking District. Beyond its starchitect pedigree, the project is an eco-friendly building–it has the distinction of being Manhattan’s first zero-waste residential high-rise–featuring curved glass walls that overlook the Hudson River and the skyline topped by a notable $36 million duplex penthouse owned by Uber co-founder Travis Kalanick. A double-height attended lobby welcomes residents, and additional amenities include automated parking, a fitness center with yoga studio, lap pool with steam room and sauna, children’s playroom, and a cool atrium-like lounge with a green wall and library.

20. The Four Seasons Private Residences, 30 Park Place
Another newly-minted icon with the Robert A.M. Stern touch, the 926-foot, 67-story mixed-use tower at 30 Park Place is not only downtown Manhattan’s tallest condominium tower, it’s among its most luxurious. At the crossroads of the Financial District and Tribeca, the residence boasts a peerless amenity suite that includes the rare perk of full service from the Four Seasons Hotel, which is located on the lower floors. The building’s equally impressive apartments include full-floor penthouses–some as large as 6,500 square feet–and setback terraces. Opulent interiors reflect Gilded Age luxury and spectacular views coupled with state-of-the-art “smart home” systems. Residential amenities include a 75-foot heated pool, a gym and fitness center, a yoga studio, a private dining room, a conservatory and lounge with access to loggias, a Roto-designed childrens’ playroom, a screening room, a landscaped public plaza, and an attended parking garage.

21. One Beacon Court, 151 East 58th Street
The Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects-designed One Beacon Court is part of the Bloomberg Tower complex. Amenities include a private courtyard for cars, a 24-hour doorman, concierge, fitness center, playroom, and valet parking. Located at the eastern border of Billionaire’s Row, the classic condo tower is minutes from Central Park, Fifth Avenue, Madison Avenue’s fine shopping and dining, and the Midtown business centers. All residences feature a kitchen with Italian Baslatina stone countertops, granite flooring, and stainless steel appliances. Floor-to-ceiling windows with awesome skyline views and in-unit washer and dryers complete the package.

22. 160 Leroy Street
Located on a cobblestone street in the heart of the iconic West Village, 160 Leroy is a full-service condo developed by star hotelier Ian Schrager (of 40 Bond fame) and designed by starchitect firm Herzog & de Meuron. The building is staffed by a concierge, 24-hour doorman, on-site resident manager, and porter. Though the neighborhood may be known for its bohemian charm, amenities at this contemporary residence embody pure luxury, including a private cobblestone driveway, landscaped park by Madison Cox, professional spa with 70- foot pool with floor-to-ceiling glass, whirlpool, state-of-the-art fitness center, yoga/pilates studio, clubhouse with catering kitchen, and children’s playroom. Just across the street is Hudson River Park and its bike paths; it’s just steps to High Line Park, the Meatpacking District, with some of the city’s best shopping and restaurants.

23. Walker Tower
Built in 1929, this stunning Art Deco tower rises 22 stories and contains 47 condos. Residences at the Walker Tower, which were converted into condos by Cetra Ruddy in 2012, feature modern services and features throughout, like a super quiet air conditioning system and built-in humidification set up. The apartments feature soaring ceilings, great rooms, custom windows overlooking jaw-dropping views of the skyline and Hudson River, custom chef’s kitchens and state-of-the-art infrastructure. Building perks include a doorman, concierge, roof deck, fitness center and sauna, lounge, cold storage, playroom, and bike room. Plus, the surrounding Chelsea neighborhood is one of the city’s best destinations for culture, shopping, parks, and lively street life.

24. The Park Laurel, 15 West 63rd Street
Located in a coveted spot between Central Park and Lincoln Center, the 41-story Park Laurel features 56 residences on floors 14 through 40. Designed by Beyer Blinder Belle and Costas Kondylis, the tower incorporates the limestone facade of the former McBurney School, with the structure cantilevering over part of the YMCA next door. Park Laurel has a full-time doorman as well as 24-hour concierge service, a fitness center and gym, a children’s playroom and a ground-floor room that residents can use to store bicycles and strollers

25. Baccarat Hotel & Residences, 20 West 53rd Street
This sleek skyscraper houses the Baccarat Hotel as well as some of the city’s most luxurious residences. Designed by renowned architects Skidmore, Owings, & Merrill, this private residential enclave in Manhattan’s center offers residents iconic interior design appeal in a 21st-century condo tower with hotel-class amenities. A double-height lobby sets the tone with dark wood paneling, fluted marble pilasters, and a dazzling Baccarat-glass wall. Amenities include a five-star restaurant, bars, a spa, fitness and aqua centers, and a 24-hour concierge. The West Midtown neighborhood is steps from MoMA, near Fifth Avenue shopping, and with the convenience of NYC’s innovation and business hub.

26. Madison Square Park Tower, 45 East 22nd Street
Madison Square Park Tower is not only at the nexus of some of Manhattan’s best neighborhoods (Nomad, Flatiron, and Gramercy), but it’s right near lively Madison Square Park. Its 83 residences offer expansive views, spanning from the Empire State Building to the World Trade Center. Designed by KPF with interiors by Martin Brudnizki Design Studio, the 777-foot glass tower offers residents a full amenity package, including a live-in resident manager, 24-hour doorman, fitness center, basketball court, simulator room, library, and a terrace landscaped by Oehme Van Sweden.

27. The Greenwich Lane, 160 West 12th Street
This West Village apartment and townhouse complex represents the 21st century level of luxury living in Manhattan. While fitting in with the neighborhood’s landmarked historic architecture, The Greenwich Lane offers 200 condominium apartments in five townhouses and five unique apartment buildings, including several preserved buildings that remain from the former St. Vincent’s Hospital. An underground tunnel connects the townhouses to the other buildings’ amenities, including lush gardens, a 24-hour attended lobby, an underground garage, a fitness and wellness center with yoga and treatment rooms, locker rooms featuring custom steam rooms, a 25-meter swimming pool with hot tub, golf simulator, residents’ lounge, dining room with separate chef’s and catering kitchens, a movie theatre/screening room and a sunny children’s playroom.

28. 443 Greenwich Street
With a celebrity-studded reputation due to its emphasis on “paparazzi-proof” privacy and an underground parking garage, A-listers like Jake Gyllenhaal, Meg Ryan, Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel, Jennifer Lawrence, Bella Hadid and The Weeknd have called the Tribeca luxury property home. Built in 1882, 443 Greenwich was originally a warehouse, converted to boutique condos by Cetra/Ruddy Architects in 2014. The complex also offers the even more luxurious “Ultimate Collection,” which includes a $55 million penthouse. 443 Greenwich also boasts rockstar-level amenities including a 70-foot-long indoor swimming pool, a central landscaped courtyard, a fitness center with yoga studio, wine room, valet parking, and a 5,000-square-foot landscaped roof terrace.

29. Madison House, 15 East 30th Street
This 805-tall condo tower in Manhattan’s buzzy Nomad neighborhood–6sqft’s 2019 Building of the Year–is instantly recognizable by its glassy facade designed by Handel Architects. The striking skyscraper features intricate white terra cotta boning and long glass panels forming a pillared apex at the top. Not only is the building the Nomad’s tallest, but its sleek design and unique decagon shape allow all of its 199 apartments to have column-free corners. More than 30,000 square feet of amenity space includes a 75-foot lap pool and cold plunge pool, a spa, gym, golf simulator, game room, library, and a landscaped rooftop garden with a private lounge and chef’s kitchen.

30. 520 West 28th Street
This 11-story condominium is the first New York City building designed by the late Zaha Hadid, who was also the first female winner of the Pritzker Prize. Her stunning High Line-adjacent creation is one of the city’s most famous feats of 21st-century design, taking cues from organic forms, with a striking, undulating silhouette. These curves conceal balconies, sculpture gardens, and over-the-top amenities, which include a full-time concierge and doorman, a drive-in garage with robotic parking, an outdoor kitchen, a private 12-person IMAX theater, an entertaining suite with events terrace, and a wellness level that has a fitness center, private spa, and a 75-foot skylit saline pool. Hadid also designed the interiors of the 29 units. You’ll find glass walls, curved marble in the kitchens, energy-efficient lighting, and filtered interior air. The crown jewel is a five-bedroom 6,853-square-foot triplex penthouse with a staircase designed by Ms. Hadid and a wrap-around garden terrace.

Honorable Mentions

130 William Street
Starchitect David Adjaye’s first New York residential tower has taken a definitive place as part of Lower Manhattan’s landscape. Designed in collaboration with Hill West Architects, 130 William rises 66 stories, contains 244 apartments, and boasts arched windows and a double-height lobby. Not only can residents enjoy typical amenities at luxury buildings like a full-time doorman, concierge service, and a fitness center, but also a pet spa, private IMAX theater, and an 800-foot-tall observation deck with spaces to grill and lounge.

Lantern House, 515 West 18th Street
Since the celebrated High Line park opened in 2009, the surrounding area of West Chelsea has become one of Manhattan’s most desirable areas for architectural innovation and luxury real estate. Among the standouts is Thomas Heatherwick’s bubbled Lantern House condo, comprised of two distinctive towers that straddle the High Line at 10 and 22 stories. 181 residences are split between the two towers, with features like 11-foot ceilings, wide oak flooring, open-plan kitchens and custom-designed bronze hardware. Floorplans allow for three-dimensional curved bay windows and open kitchens. Amenities include a fitness center, spa, residential lounges and on-site parking. Worth noting: Though Heatherwick Studios is also behind Hudson Yards’ Vessel interactive sculpture, Lantern House is the London-based firm’s first residential project in North America.

One Waterline Square, 10 Riverside Boulevard
As one of three Upper West Side glassy residential towers designed by starchitects, Richard Meier’s One Waterline Square rises 36 stories and faces the Hudson River. The 56 residences, which range from one to five bedrooms, feature interiors by Champalimaud. Private amenities are located on the 15th floor, including a 20-seat dining room with catering kitchen, lounge and social spaces, media room, billiards room, and great room. Residents also have access to over 100,000 square feet of offerings at The Waterline Club, which includes an indoor tennis court, rock-climbing wall, lap pool, art and music studios, bowling alley, dog playroom, and grooming station. Also on premises: A Cipriani Italian food hall with a pizza bar, pastry shop, and full-service restaurant.

One Manhattan Square, 252 South Street
In addition to its height and breathtaking views, this 847-foot, 72-story skyscraper’s most notable feature may well be its outdoor private garden, the largest in New York City. Floor-to-ceiling windows offer stunning 360-degree views from the Jersey Shore to the Appalachian highlands. A 100,000-square-foot amenity suite offers a multi-story fitness center, basketball and squash courts, two bowling lanes, and a golf simulator. A spa includes a 75-foot saltwater pool, hot tub, sauna, treatment rooms, and a tranquility garden. Kids get a fun-filled playroom, and teens can claim a gaming arcade. For adults there’s a wine room, cigar room and bar; residents of all ages will enjoy a culinary lounge, performance space, stargazing observatory, 70-seat movie theater, and bowling alley–and the aforementioned sprawling 45,000-square-foot roof garden designed by landscape architecture firm West 8. This outstanding outdoor oasis boasts an adult treehouse, fire pits, a tea pavilion, a star-gazing observatory and more, all overlooking the East River.

50 West Street
Designed by world-renowned architect Helmut Jahn, 50 West Street provides a sleek addition to the Financial District skyline. Rising 779 feet, the residential tower’s curved glass provides sweeping views from its 191 condos, encompassing Hudson and East Rivers, the Statue of Liberty, and Ellis Island. Double-height residences boast super tall ceilings, massive windows, and spacious kitchens with top-of-the-line appliances. In addition to its standout views and impeccably-designed interiors, the downtown tower is known for its landscaped private observatory whose elevator opens onto harbor views.

100 East 53rd Street
The dazzling glassy facade of this Midtown East tower by Norman Foster’s Foster + Partners considers the bronze hues of its neighbor, the historic Seagram Building, in its reflective curtain wall. The luxurious residence with 94 apartments on 63 floors has gained a rep for being a celebrity magnet, drawing residents like George and Amal Clooney and Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber. Also of star quality are the building’s amenities, which include a fully-equipped wellness center with a steam room, sauna and east-facing 60-foot sunlit swimming pool, a residential library–and a ground-floor restaurant from Michelin-starred French chef Joël Robuchon.

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