Starchitects Shine Designing the Manhattan Skyline

New rendering of 1 Park Lane luxury residential condominium in Manhattan

Rendering courtesy of New York Yimby

When imagining the future of Manhattan, the task is much easier when you can look at a picture of the luxury residential buildings that will dominate it. Among many newly released designs popping up around New York City, these four luxury Manhattan towers revealed their renderings last week, painting a picture of the skyline to come.

1 Park Lane

New renderings (pictured at top) were released last week for the soon-to-be luxury residential tower at 1 Park Lane. Starchitects Herzog & de Meuron also responsible for the designs of 56 Leonard and 215 Chrystie, are the new masterminds behind these designs. The renderings for 1 Park Lane show off a curved exterior in contrast to the previously straight design. The new building also shaved off around 200 feet in height. There is no scheduled completion date yet, but financial expectations have been met and the project continues to move forward.

1 Great Jones Alley

New rendering of luxury condominiums at 1 Great Jones Alley in NoHo

Rendering courtesy of New York Yimby

Appropriately named for its residential entrance on a private alley, 1 Great Jones Alley is a mixed-use building located in Noho and allows for some separation from the busy Manhattan streets. Designed by BKSK, other notable buildings by them are 11 Beach Street and The Jefferson. The ground floor and lower level retail space will be accessible from the bustling Broadway Avenue. There will be 14 condos available, with expected occupancy in 2015.

One Wall Street

New renderings of added construction at the conversion of luxury condominiums at One Wall Street in the Financial District

Rendering courtesy of New York Yimby

The former office tower at One Wall Street in the Financial District released renderings last week showing the renovations and additional floors to the right side for the luxury residential condos and hotel that will take the place of the office space. The pre-war building made of limestone is famous for its lobby, The Red Room, which has a red tile mural that covers the entire space. For the individual with an interest in luxury pre-war buildings in Manhattan, the Ralph Walker Residences in Tribeca are in the same genre as One Wall Street.

1289 Lexington Avenue

New rendering of luxury condominiums at 1289 Lexington Avenue in Manhattan

Rendering courtesy of New York Yimby

Positioned on the corner of 86th Street and Lexington Avenue, this mixed-use luxury condominium and retail space released renderings at the end of June. The design has framed windows all around, allowing for maximum light within. The bottom four floors will host the retail stores, while another 65 condominiums rest above it. Construction will start after the current building is demolished, and the expected completion date is in 2018.

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