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Top 10 Non-Rectilinear

Imagine, a bundle of cylindrical quivers, a crescent-shaped scoop, a tower with softened setbacks, a razor-sharp black monolith, and the broadest shapely curves this side of heaven and you have our list of the Top 10 Non-Rectilinear New York City apartment buildings.  It is hard to fathom why so many buildings in the city have straight walls and only right angles. 

- C.B.H.

#1 - The Corinthian, 330 East 38th Street

This massive apartment tower, which has a palatial lobby, has the city's most complex plan that affords every unit a very large bay window and even squeezes in some inset balconies.


  • Thirty-Three apartments currently for sale from $799,999 to $4,660,000

#2 - Astor Place, 445 Lafayette Street

Geometrically very complex, this free-standing apartment tower commands this very important intersection between Greenwich Village and the East Village and is elegant and stylish in contrast with the very dramatic shredding of a slightly later academic Cooper Union building nearby  on the Bowery.


  • One apartment for sale at $4,500,000

#3 - Rockefeller Apartments, 17 West 54th Street

This mid-block and through-block apartment building has a very attractive garden courtyard and many large bay windows at a prime midtown location.

#4 - The Paterno, 440 Riverside Drive

This very elegant apartment building curves away from the western end of 116th Street into Claremont Avenue and also turns away from an equally impressive curved apartment building, the Colosseum, across the street and both were designed by Schwartz & Gross.


  • Four apartments currently for sale from $625,000 to $2,450,000

#5 - Metropolitan Tower, 146 West 57th Street

This black-glass mixed-use tower has an angled, razor-sharp towers above its mid-rise base and a small indentation near its top that is a subtle design gesture that adds visual interest and somewhat lessens the tower's precipitousness.


  • Nine apartments currently for sale from $1,575,000 to $11,995,000

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#6 - 100 Eleventh Avenue

Architect Jean Nouvel has described this curved apartment building as a "vision machine," but that gives no idea of its very fascinating, "fractured" design in which more than 1,600 windows on its main curved facade have different sizes and are canted differently.


  • Five apartments currently for sale from $2,499,000 to $8,100,000

#7 - The Parker Crescent, 225 East 36th Street

The apartment tower, which is also known as the Murray Hill Crescent, has a broad curve facing the Queens Midtown Tunnel and the East River.


  • Ten apartments currently for sale from $390,000 to $1,088,000

#8 - 200 Central Park South

The 21-story base of this highly visible, 35-story apartment building, which was built in 1963 at the south exit of the Central Park Drive, is curved and has glass balconies.


  • Three apartments currently for sale from $699,000 to $3,395,000

#9 - The Copley, 2000 Broadway

Built in 1987 and designed by Davis, Brody & Associates, this 28-story apartment building has rounded corners that greatly soften its visual effect.


  • Three apartments currently for sale from $1,149,000 to $1,550,000

#10 - Dag Hammarskjold Tower, 240 East 47th Street

This 43-story apartment tower has a top whose center rises to a point, reminiscent of the prow of a ship and the building overall looks like tailored  on Saville Row.


  • Six apartments currently for sale from $999,000 to $12,000,000

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