New York City is a city of superlatives. With a population of over 17, it’s metropolitan area is the sixth-largest one in the world. It’s also one of the most expensive places in the world to live in, with some of the highest property prices.
Yet, tackling the challenges of a dense population on a limited landmass, New York City embraced architectural innovation like few other places. The following are among the five most beautiful apartments in New York City.
The Woolworth Tower Residences, 2 Park Place
To erect this neo-gothic masterpiece in 1913, architect Cass Gilbert traveled around Europe to take inspiration from the medieval cities. Sitting between Broadway and Church Street, this 60-floor skyscraper is home to 33 flats that combine modern amenities within a beloved historical landmark — which was once the world’s tallest building.
One57, 157 West 57th Street
Designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Christian de Portzamparc, this 90-floor curvy glass masterpiece houses private apartments and a hotel. Sitting in Midtown West, it’s just south of Central Park. There are 92 condominium apartments, among which are trophy penthouses with unmatchable views of the iconic park.
The Four Seasons Private Residences, 30 Park Place
This 82-floor building is the tallest condo in Downtown New York City, and it brings a jazz-age glamor to the prestigious spot where Tribeca meets the Financial District. The private residences above the Four Seasons Hotel radiate with Great Gatsby-style opulence and luxury.
15 Central Park West
These two limestone towers were one of the most talked real estate developments in New York City in the 2000s. They feature 202 apartments that have up to four bedrooms, as well as duplex penthouses. Thanks to the unique vantage point of being right in front of the Central Park, units offer multi-directional views of the park and New York City’s glitzy skyline.
Two Waterline Square, 400 West 61st Street
This angled and staggered high-rise sits on around a new 2.6-acre landscaped park that offers a lush enclave for the residents. Completed in 2020 by the architectural firm Kohn Pedersen Fox, the 38-floor building boasts 160 apartments. The gleaming facade is an example of modern residential masterpieces that employ glass, and it offers a bold vision for a new way of urban living.