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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

Condo in Murray Hill

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.


Price Range
$825K - $3M
Avg. Price / Ft2
$1,474
Apts Available
12
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#2 - Astor Place, 445 Lafayette Street

Condop in NoHo

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.


Price Range
$3.1M - $4M
Avg. Price / Ft2
$1,887
Apts Available
4
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#3 - Rockefeller Apartments, 17 West 54th Street

Co-op in Midtown West

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


Price Range
$935K - $2.5M
Apts Available
5
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#4 - The Paterno, 440 Riverside Drive

Co-op in Morningside Heights

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.


#5 - Metropolitan Tower, 146 West 57th Street

Condo in Midtown West

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.


Price Range
$1.3M - $9.3M
Avg. Price / Ft2
$2,215
Apts Available
4
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#6 - 100 Eleventh Avenue

Condo in Chelsea

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.


Price Range
$995K - $7.9M
Avg. Price / Ft2
$2,293
Apts Available
4
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#7 - The Murray Hill Crescent, 225 East 36th Street

Co-op in Murray Hill

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.


Price Range
$295K - $650K
Avg. Price / Ft2
$779
Apts Available
7
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#8 - 200 Central Park South

Co-op in Midtown West

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.


Price Range
$795K - $20M
Avg. Price / Ft2
$2,682
Apts Available
12
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#9 - The Copley, 2000 Broadway

Condo in Lincoln Center

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


Price Range
$1.1M - $2.4M
Avg. Price / Ft2
$2,042
Apts Available
2
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#10 - Dag Hammarskjold Tower, 240 East 47th Street

Condo in Turtle Bay/United Nations

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.


Price Range
$1.3M - $6.4M
Avg. Price / Ft2
$1,404
Apts Available
6
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