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Top 10 New York Condo Buildings with Awesome Sunset Views

We know that viewing sunsets is one of life’s supreme joys, but there are joys and then are slightly better joys. Architect Le Corbusier is said to have built a country house for his mother with a wall in the field with a hole in it for viewing sunsets—all the better for bringing them into focus and concentration. Let the residents of Battery Park City and Riverside Boulevard and Riverside Drive with unobstructed vistas of the setting sun over New Jersey go blind with their unfiltered exposure. Real Manhattanites know that the best views have something upfront, not necessarily personal, to add some drama. Here are a few of the best buildings to see the sun dip below the horizon.

#1 - 100 Eleventh Avenue

Condo in Chelsea

With 1,647 different sized and differently canted windows this Chelsea tower overlooking the Hudson River offers a staggering number of vistas somewhat akin to a fractured set of eyeglasses.


Price Range
$4.5M - $7.9M
Avg. Price / Ft2
$2,769
Apts Available
2
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#2 - 165 Charles Street

Condo in West Village

The southernmost of Richard Meier's three mid-rise Modernist apartment houses in the West Village facing the Hudson River, this won also has great vistas to the south


Price Range
$1.6M - $53M
Avg. Price / Ft2
$3,187
Apts Available
4
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#3 - Liberty House, 377 Rector Place

Condo in Battery Park City

 This 26-story tower at Battery Park City was erected in 1986 by Milstein Organization and its design by James Stewart Polshek & Partners is notable for rooftop ornament symbolic of a lighthouse facing the Statue of Liberty.


Price Range
$680K - $11.5M
Avg. Price / Ft2
$1,438
Apts Available
18
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#4 - 180 Riverside Boulevard

No fee rental in Riverside Dr./West End Ave.

A 40-story tower erected in 1999 with 412 condominum apartments amd 104 rented to moderate-income households under the state's 421-A Affordable Housing program, this building was designed by Costas Kondylis in the middle of Trump Place that subsequently became known as Riverside South and commands spectacular sunset vistas. 


Studios Starting At
$3,052
2 Available
1 Bed Starting At
$3,566
14 Available
2 Beds Starting At
$5,146
2 Available

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#5 - The Paterno, 440 Riverside Drive

Co-op in Morningside Heights

 This wonderful apartment building and the Colosseum, which is faces across 116th Street, both were designed by Schwartz & Gross and have very broad and impressive curves that shun full frontality with sunsets.


Price Range
$3.5K - $2.4M
Avg. Price / Ft2
$1,074
Apts Available
7
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#6 - New York By Gehry, 8 Spruce Street

No fee rental in Financial District

 Lower Manhattan's tallest residential tower, this rental building was designed by Frank O. Gehry with a stainless steel facade that ripples on three sides amplifying the tantalizations of the city's sunsets


Studios Starting At
$2,890
12 Available
1 Bed Starting At
$3,450
14 Available
2 Beds Starting At
$6,000
14 Available

#7 - Silver Towers, 600 West 42nd Street

No fee rental in Midtown West

 The glistening twin silver-colored apartment towers of this project out-dazzle the earlier and smaller high-rise buildings closer to the Hudson River put up by the same developer, Larry Silverstein and these have a gigantic Tom Otterness "boy" to buoy one's spirits on cloudy days


Studios Starting At
$2,680
19 Available
1 Bed Starting At
$2,980
16 Available
2 Beds Starting At
$4,300
16 Available

#8 - The Carlyle, 35 East 76th Street

Co-op in Park/Fifth Ave. to 79th St.

 For decades, this 40-story Art Deco tower on Madison Avenue dominated the Upper East Side skyline and its continued isolation permits it to retain its splendid sunset views over Central Park


Price Range
$1.5M - $14M
Avg. Price / Ft2
$1,607
Apts Available
7
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#9 - 1 Fifth Avenue

Co-op in Greenwich Village

Designed in 1927 by Helmle  & Corbettt with Sugarman & Berger, this is one of the city's premier residential skyscrapers and it dominates Washington Square Park, Lower Fifth Avenue and Greenwich Village.


Price Range
$890K - $12M
Avg. Price / Ft2
$3,362
Apts Available
7
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#10 - One Beacon Court, 151 East 58th Street

Condo in Midtown East

This mixed-use tower just to the south of Bloomingdale's definitively answers the question of what good is a sunset if it doesn't have the Empire State Building and the rest of midotwn in front of it.


Price Range
$5.8M - $45M
Avg. Price / Ft2
$4,167
Apts Available
7
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