Last week I took an exclusive tour of 50 West, Time Equities' 64-story residential tower under construction in Lower Manhattan. Designed by Helmut Jahn, the 780-foot tower has reached the 50th floor. Construction is now moving at a steady pace, adding almost two floors a week.
The tower's design features rounded corners which allow for panoramic views, especially from the double height living spaces at the tower's southwest corner. Glass curtain wall panels with stainless steel spandrel panels clad the tower, with curved panels at the corners. The completed tower will also feature a private rooftop observatory and terrace. The plaza at the base of the tower will be the entry point for the new West Thames Street Pedestrian Bridge to be built in the near future.
The completed tower will feature 191 condo units, some of which will offer duplexes with double height living rooms. Amenities in the building include a pool, private fitness center, an entertainment floor, a landscaped rooftop observatory, and office condominiums on the third floor available for purchase by the residents.
Construction is slated for a 2016 completion and sales of the units are brisk. Just yesterday the sales team announced another milestone as the tower reached the 50 percent sold mark.
Architects: Jahn; Interiors: Thomas Juul-Hansen; Developer: Time Equities Inc.; Program: Residential, Office, Retail; Completion: 2016.