This month, I’m covering One Riverside Park and 50 UN Plaza.
As I mentioned in my market posting, One Riverside Park is already 50% sold out.
Technically 50 Riverside Boulevard, it is connected underground to its nearest neighbor, 60 Riverside Boulevard, known as the Aldyn.
This means that they share a 40,000 square foot health facility.
This may be the very best building gym amenity offered in the city.
Where to start?
I would say of the two new developments I was able to preview in December that the tones and colors of both give a very “Gotham” feeling.
One Riverside Park interiors were done by Shamir Shah
while the 50 UN Plaza interiors and exteriors were done as a complete thought by Sir Norman Foster.
In different ways, they each remind me of the One 57 finishes: despite the fact that both locations allow tons of light to enter through glass curtain walls, they seem to embrace an evening energy, seemingly in preparation for a more formal way of living.
One Riverside Park has a gorgeous sales office, with lots of shimmering finishes.
Both of these buildings seem to be pushing forward in terms of less warmth and more allure.
I was impressed with the interiors at One Riverside Park.
The market and the location seem to warrant the attention to detail.
At this part of the Boulevard, the highway is situated lower, and less in view.
Even from the 3rd floor you get a very pleasant view of the river.
Extell seems dedicated to delivering a high-end product, given the price points the units are getting – north of $2000 per square foot.
The location gives its residents access both to Riverside Park, and to what will be the huge park and amenities of the large last parcel, 5-6 buildings which may be called Riverside Place.
This location will feature at least one public school and the Collegiate School’s new campus.
One might argue that the center of the West Side seems to be shifting South, but that’s a topic for another discussion.
In all, the rich textures of the kitchen and baths were impressive.
I look forward to seeing how the larger units are executed.
At 50 UN Plaza, the kitchens were black and white, and generally projected, in my view, a very “space age” impression.
I was moved: I was thinking about city vs. house kitchens, contemporary vs. traditional.
The developers, who also are part owners of Brown Harris Stevens, are well known for creating very traditional and gorgeous new developments, of late, including 15 Central Park West and 18 Gramercy Park.
In thinking about about who will use 50 UN Plaza, I understand why this project in particular, with a broad worldwide audience likely the end users, was pushed to the contemporary end.
Huge floorplates for entertaining, sweeping views of River and UN Plaza, including a temporary building which soon will make way for parkland again.
High ceilings, magnificent bay windows.
Really successful creation of great living spaces in each layout.
The pricing seems to leave room for negotiation, which differs from One Riverside Park.
But it is, after all, for a vastly different buyer.
More to come in February! -Scott