This month’s hand-picked gem is 45 E. 22nd Street. At a soaring 777 feet into the air, the Kohn Pederson Fox-designed building stands head and shoulders above the Flatiron District’s competition as its tallest tower. As per Curbed, “it’s also one of the most unusual, with a narrow, cantilevered base that rises to a wider, slightly to-heavy pinnacle.” Among the 83 condos offered in the building, the priciest is a 6,032-square-foot duplex penthouse for $38 million, from which all can be seen at almost all angles: the Empire State Building, the Met Life tower, and the Lower Manhattan skyline, to name a few.
A few notable excerpts from its website:
- “… homes that deliver a life in the clouds, above a park, in the center of New York City. Kohn Pedersen Fox designed from the inside out; the angular building silhouette optimizes the views and light that bathe each residence. The tower soars to accommodate ceilings over ten feet in the residences while floor-to-ceiling glass walls capture 360-degree views of the Manhattan skyline.”
- “The fluted silhouette rises above a manor house-inspired base with five levels of leisure, social and fitness amenities crowned by The Upper Club, and the private dining room and kitchen, perched fifty-four stories in the sky. The Upper Club gives every resident a Penthouse-worthy experience. This will be one of the most elegant and coveted residential amenities in New York City. The entertainment suite with catering and demonstration kitchens can be reserved. Floor-to-ceiling windows capture north, west and south facing views.”
- “The Flatiron District at Madison Square Park is the centerpiece of New York’s most quintessentially stylish neighborhood, at the intersection of Gramercy Park, Chelsea, and NoMad. The park is an outdoor sanctuary, emblematic of the creativity that resides in this Manhattan neighborhood, home to Michelin-starred dining, heralded shopping, and avant-garde art. It is a desired destination for connoisseurs of design and taste.”