Recently, I took a tour of 50 West, Time Equities' 64-story residential tower wrapping up construction in Lower Manhattan. Designed by Helmut Jahn, the 780-foot tower 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. At the top of the tower, a private rooftop observatory and terrace features expansive views of the New York Harbor. 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. Four floors of amenities will 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.
Unit 16B features 3 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms in a 2300 square foot floor plate, including a double height great room at the tower's southeast facing rounded corner.
Unit 16D features 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms in a 2400 square foot duplex, including a double height living/dining room at the tower's northwest facing rounded corner.
Architects: Jahn; Interiors: Thomas Juul-Hansen; Developers: Time Equities Inc.; Program: Residential; Completion: 2016.