New York’s vertical village

Nick Myall
Thursday 09 Feb 2017

The silver glass of this tower in New York gives it a beautiful shimmer that evokes the sea and reflects the surrounding sky

Designed by Adamson Associates Architects, in an unprecedented waterfront location with 100,000 sq ft of amenities, epic views and lush gardens – One Manhattan Square is a true vertical village. Located along the East River waterfront with unobstructed panoramic water and skyline views, the building will pioneer an era of luxury on the Lower East Side.  

A custom-glass curtain façade, designed by Adamson Associates Architects was intelligently engineered to allow residents to take in iconic skyline and river views. Known for its innovative design and technical expertise, Adamson Associates, which has been commissioned for such projects as the Hearst Tower, World Trade Center Four and The Shard at London Bridge, designed One Manhattan Square to reflect a delicate interplay of natural elements, resulting in a balanced and cohesive aesthetic. The podium, building entrances, and parts of the tower facade are clad in muntz metal, comprised of copper and zinc, bringing a warm, earthy tone to the structure.  The silver glass of the tower represents the reflectivity of water. Chevrons in the glass give the tower a beautiful shimmer that evokes the sea and reflects the surrounding sky.

Extell Development Company has announced the commencement of sales at One Manhattan Square, its largest luxury residential property to date.

"With an unprecedented amenities package, dramatic views and attractive price points, One Manhattan Square is a game-changer,” says Gary Barnett, President and Founder of Extell Development Company. “We are offering the ultimate lifestyle – coupled with a smart investment opportunity – that is not available anywhere else in Manhattan.”

Inspired by the squares and parks of Europe, West 8, the globally renowned, illustrious design and landscape architectural firm, most recently celebrated for The Hills at Governor’s Island, has created a 45,000 sq ft urban oasis at One Manhattan Square, including intimate garden rooms, a tea pavilion, numerous social courtyards and lounges, an outdoor kitchen and dining area, fire pits, an adult tree house, birch garden, ping pong tables, putting green and observatory.

The award-winning Meyer Davis Studio, a globally recognized design boutique, has impeccably crafted the interiors for the 815 residences within this modern glass tower. A definitive fixture in the design world having curated spaces for Oscar de la Renta’s worldwide boutiques, Auberge Beach Residences, and Jean-Georges Vongerichten restaurants, Meyer Davis is known for creating unique and impactful spaces.  Offering a variety of 1-3 bedroom homes with open layouts, residences will feature 5” wide-stained, oak flooring, imported stone and custom finishes. Two custom-designed finish packages offer residents the signature Extell Choice. The light and dark palettes are crafted from the finest materials.

A lifestyle package of this scale has never been offered in Manhattan,” says Raizy Haas, Senior Vice President of Development for Extell. “This is one of the last neighbourhoods in Manhattan where value can be found at attainable price points with offerings that rival the most exclusive buildings.”

Nowhere is New York’s multicultural history more legible than in the Lower East Side. Glamour and grandeur sidle up to graffiti and grit in this proud home to avant-garde galleries, boutiques and trail-blazing bars. One Manhattan Square will be steps away from the buzzing energy of this evolving neighbourhood with some of the City’s finest dining, nightlife and entertainment options. Residents will also be near the City’s top schools including Parsons, New York University and Cooper Union.

Extell Marketing Group is the exclusive sales and marketing firm for One Manhattan Square. Occupancy is slated for late 2019. For additional information or to schedule an appointment, please contact the sales team at 212-922-9595 or visit www.OneManhattanSquare.com.

Nick Myall

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