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Edward
July 20th, 2003, 11:06 PM
I would like to create a list of top 10 views of New York City apartments, and I would like to have everyone’s input. Please make your recommendations, then at some point we will vote to decide on the final selections. Here are my choices:


One Central Park (http://www.1centralpark.com/) at AOL Time Warner Center
View of Central Park, Southwest view of Hudson River


The Park Imperial (http://www.wirednewyork.com/skyscrapers/random_house/default.htm)
Views of Central Park, Hudson River, south view with Empire State Building.

http://www.parkimperial.com/images/northpan.jpg

http://www.parkimperial.com/images/westpan.jpg

http://www.parkimperial.com/images/southpan.jpg


Trump World Tower (http://www.wirednewyork.com/skyscrapers/trump_world_tower/default.htm)
Southwest view of Chrysler Building and ESB, northeast of Queensborough Bridge.

http://www.trumpworldtower.com/images/Swview.jpg

http://www.trumpworldtower.com/images/Eastview.jpg



Carnegie Hall Tower (http://www.wirednewyork.com/carnegie_tower.htm)
View of Central Park

http://www.carnegiehalltower.com/slidesho/04.jpg

Just Rich
July 21st, 2003, 10:41 AM
Of the ones above I would say that Trump World Tower and AOL would have the best views.

I didn't think that Carnegie Tower had apartments.

I imagine that 425 Fifth Ave would have some cool views, though not as high up.

billyblancoNYC
July 21st, 2003, 10:49 AM
How about City Lights and Riverview in LIC, and all the DUMBO lofts, especially the Sweeney Building?

Chicagoan
July 21st, 2003, 11:33 PM
Yeah, Carnegie does not have any apartments, but Metropolitan Tower does and the views there are stunning, especially with the apartments that have rooms at the apex of the angle facing north. ( I have seen pictures and *been in one those of the apartments. Unfortunately for the entire height, Carnegie is right next door. I mean RIGHT next door!)

Trump Palace has some incredible views to the west, above the 30th floor.

Almost any apartment along 5th and CPW along the Park just above the treeline.

Almost any upper level apartment located on the "hump" of Manhattan's eastern bank.

But one of my dreams would be to design and build a really tall tower in the center of Midtown. The views above the 40th floor, just above the "Midtown Tabletop", would be "da bomb".... in all four directions.

And so many more..., but its getting late.

billyblancoNYC
July 22nd, 2003, 11:22 AM
Chicagoan, do you still live in CHI, or are you a transplant? (Sorry to be nosey)

Chicagoan
July 22nd, 2003, 11:27 AM
I live in Chitown and doing so for the last (almost) seven years. Used to live on, and moved out of, Manhattan when I was younger. I try to go back as often as I can, which is not much.

It is my most favorite urban environment in the US.

billyblancoNYC
July 22nd, 2003, 12:31 PM
Well, c'mon back then! *

Chicagoan
July 22nd, 2003, 11:12 PM
Quote: from billyblancoNYC on 1:31 pm on July 22, 2003
Well, c'mon back then! *

Ah! As soon as I get done with some commitments here.

Oh as for apartment views- the uppermost floors of Cityspire facong south. I have never been to such an apartment, but the views looking over all of the midtown towers would be incredible.

TLOZ Link5
July 23rd, 2003, 10:51 PM
I do believe that Carnegie Tower does have apartments. *The upper floors are definitely too narrow to be effectively utilized for offices.

Chicagoan
July 23rd, 2003, 11:17 PM
Quote: from TLOZ Link5 on 11:51 pm on July 23, 2003
I do believe that Carnegie Tower does have apartments. *The upper floors are definitely too narrow to be effectively utilized for offices.

Very specious reasoning indeed!

Check the building's official leasing website.

http://www.carnegiehalltower.com/movie.html

It has no apartments. The elevators for the tower are only on one side, the east side adjacent to Metropolitan, and there is enough depth, ~40 feet on the highest floors, for offices.

(Edited by Chicagoan at 12:19 am on July 24, 2003)

North2South
July 24th, 2003, 08:04 PM
The Park Imperial's view literally made me want to piss my pants. If I could have that view.......

CountryBoy
July 26th, 2003, 07:55 AM
These pictures are fantastic,I view them with the same awe and wonder as I do the mountains .Skyscrapers are *mountains,just man made mountains.

TLOZ Link5
July 26th, 2003, 02:28 PM
Quote: from North2South on 8:04 pm on July 24, 2003
The Park Imperial's view literally made me want to piss my pants. If I could have that view.......


Yeah, but if only the building were as nice as the view...

Fabb
August 1st, 2003, 08:43 AM
That's right.
The same could be said about 425, 5th.

How about the residential tower of the MOMA ? I bet some views are very nice...

Chicagoan
August 1st, 2003, 07:38 PM
Quote: from Fabb on 9:43 am on Aug. 1, 2003
That's right.
The same could be said about 425, 5th.

How about the residential tower of the MOMA ? I bet some views are very nice...

You mean Museum Tower, by Cesar Pelli. I suppose the penthouse units do, but I have seen pictures from inside some of the top floor units and the view is blocked in almost all directions. It is right in the middle of the "skyscraper patch", but it does not poke up very high. This is particularly true of the lowest units.

Fabb
August 2nd, 2003, 04:41 AM
Yes, I meant the Museum Tower.
It's fairly visible from Central Park. Logically, the apartments should offer nice views of the Park.

I can believe that's not the case of the lower units.

TLOZ Link5
August 2nd, 2003, 06:04 PM
Museum Tower is visible from the Great Lawn, albeit just barely.

Fabb
August 3rd, 2003, 04:41 PM
Another (obvious) one : Trump Palace Condominiums.

Chicagoan
August 9th, 2003, 11:55 AM
Quote: from Fabb on 5:41 am on Aug. 2, 2003
Yes, I meant the Museum Tower.
It's fairly visible from Central Park. Logically, the apartments should offer nice views of the Park.

I can believe that's not the case of the lower units.


But it is a bit far from the Park. I have only seen one ad for an aprtment in that building that mentioned the Park views... out of about ten. That apartment was an upper level one. Also the tower has alot of really tall buildings very close to it ( the Sixth Avenue Corridor is 1/2 a block over)

Also for another great view- Olympic Tower, especially to the south over the spires of St. Patricks ( that must be breathtaking in the late afternoon's) and over to downtown ( on the highest units).