A sneak peak at One57, 2012’s most buzzed about residential development

For details, visit www.one57.com.

Upon its completion in mid-2013, the much buzzed about One57, going up on 57th Street between Sixth and Seventh avenues, will be the tallest residential building in the city.  Boasting 90 stories, the condominium will offer sprawling views of Central Park and Midtown — as well as some of the most luxurious interiors of any building in the city. 

“I’ve always been fascinated by Central Park. It’s a large piece of primitive nature surrounded by inanimate [buildings],” explained architect Christian de Portzamparc. We spoke to him at a special media preview for the property last week where he, along with interior designer Thomas Juul-Hansen and developer Gary Barnett, discussed the inspiration and design behind the new landmark.

While One 57’s shiny, sleek façade featuring cascading glass reminiscent of a waterfall is sure to dazzle passers-by, the interior of the skyscraper is pretty spectacular, too.

“We were trying to rethink the meaning of luxury in New York,” said Juul-Hansen. To call this building luxurious is an understatement; units feature hand-finished cherry wood floors, bathtubs made out of hand-carved Italian stone, flat-screen TVs in each bathroom, and polished zebrawood cabinets. But really, the biggest luxury to New Yorkers is space — and these units have plenty of it.

According to Juul-Hansen, a unit the size of a typical five-bedroom has been designed as a three-bedroom. But before you starting dreaming about your wardrobe hanging in all of the closet space that amounts to, know that the ultimate lap of luxury comes with a skyscraper-size price tag. Units start at a little over $7 million, and the six-bedroom, 10,923-square-foot duplex penthouse priced — at $115 million — could potentially be the most expensive apartment in New York.


Owning an apartment in the building will also grant you access to all the amenities of the five-star Park Hyatt that will occupy the lower 30 floors (did someone say 3 a.m. room service?).


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