377 Rector Place, between South End Avenue & BPC Esplanade
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- 1986Year Built
One of the larger and more desirable Battery Park City apartment towers, this 26-story building was erected in 1986 by the Milstein Organization.
The building has 240 condominium apartments most of which face on the Esplanade and the Hudson River.
Designed by James Stewart Polshek & Partners, this red-brick tower has its main façade angled toward the Statue of Liberty in the harbor and its two street frontages, slightly taller than the center shaft, step down in two setbacks. The top of the central shaft has an attractive decorative ornament symbolic of a lighthouse. The massing is well detailed and maximizes views for this fabulous location. Most of the windows on the central shaft are broader than those on the sites and the overall effect of the plan is quite dramatic. Particularly striking architecturally are the framing of the central shaft with narrow windows at its sides and the extension of the sides slightly above the central shaft.
The city originally considered very grandiose "megastructure" plans for the development of this enormous landfill project created with earth excavated from the World Trade Center Site. These plans, which were abandoned as too monumental and expensive, called for hexagonal towers all connected at their base in a very bold design.
The first phase of housing at Battery Park City, Gateway Plaza, a large three-building complex on the south side of the North Cove, was not very exciting, but the second phase, of which this is a part, was...
Features & Amenities
- FT Doorman
- Basement Storage
- Roof Deck
- Spectacular location on the Esplanade overlooking the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.
- Large picture windows
- Close to the impressive and dramatic World Financial Center
- Unusual and attractive architecture
- Area has interesting parks and a lot of public art
- Long walk to subway
- Construction in area will continue for many years
- Access to Lower Manhattan is by large skywalks over the broad highway