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L to R: 42 Crosby Street/Annabelle Selldorf, 520 West 28th Street/Zaha Hadid, 15 Hudson Yards/Liz Diller L to R: 42 Crosby Street/Annabelle Selldorf, 520 West 28th Street/Zaha Hadid, 15 Hudson Yards/Liz Diller
It has been proclaimed that “the future is female,” but women have made an indelible mark on New York City’s history. The writings of Ada Louise Huxtable and Jane Jacobs had a significant impact on the city’s planning and architecture. Peggy Guggenheim and Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney's eyes for art were instrumental in establishing two of the city's most famed museums. Celebrated muralist Hildreth Meière's commissions include Radio City Music Hall and One Wall Street, where her beautifully restored designs in the Red Room will be part of French department store Printemps' first United States outpost (opening estimated for fall 2024).
Women's influence can also be seen in the New York City skyline. Engineer Emily Warren Roebling oversaw the completion of the Brooklyn Bridge in the wake of her husband's illness; nearly 140 years later, Emily Roebling Plaza, the plaza connecting the DUMBO and Brooklyn Heights sections of Brooklyn Bridge Park, was named in her honor. Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis spent her time in New York fighting to save historic buildings like Grand Central Terminal, and the Reservoir in Central Park was named in her honor. On a more ignominious note, the “post-war miracle” designed by Natalie de Blois at 270 Park Avenue was the world’s largest building to ever be intentionally demolished, so as to make way for new headquarters for JPMorgan Chase.

Finally, luminaries like Annabelle Selldorf, Nancy Ruddy, Liz Diller, Deborah Berke, and the late Dame Zaha Hadid have designed innovative residential projects all over the city. Some have been seamless additions to their historic neighborhoods; others have transformed the skyline; and still others were key factors in putting what are now some of New York’s most highly sought-after neighborhoods on the map. CityRealty looks at their projects below.

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393 West End Avenue
393 West End Avenue Riverside Dr./West End Ave.
One Domino Square, 8 South 4th Street
One Domino Square, 8 South 4th Street Williamsburg
Eastlight, 501 Third Avenue
Eastlight, 501 Third Avenue Murray Hill
11 Hoyt Street
11 Hoyt Street Downtown Brooklyn
432 Park Avenue
432 Park Avenue Midtown East

Dame Zaha Hadid
520 West 28th Street Phot by Hufton Crow for Related Companies
Dame Zaha Hadid was the first woman to win the prestigious Pritzker Prize of Architecture, and a look at 520 West 28th Street is enough to see what made her well deserving of the honor. Its sculptural form, curved lines, and unique windows make tourists on the High Line stop and stare. Her firm designed the interiors as well as the facade, and all units feature incredible light, soaring ceilings, and custom wall paneling. See full details here.

520 West 28th Street, #22 (CORE Group Marketing LLC)

Jeanne Gang
11-Hoyt-Street-01 11 Hoyt (The Corcoran Group)
Downtown Brooklyn condos
NYC condos
Founded and helmed by McArthur genius Jeanne Gang, Studio Gang is making its mark on New York City. Amidst their work on the Gilder Center at the American Museum of Natural History, they designed their first New York residential building. 11 Hoyt makes an immediate impact in the increasingly crowded Downtown Brooklyn skyline with a "rippling" metal facade. This carries over beautifully to the apartment interiors, many of which feature built-in seating platforms to make the most of spectacular views. See full details here.

11 Hoyt, #54B (Corcoran Group)

Francoise Raynaud

110 Charlton Street
Design by Loci Anima
9 availabilities from $1,802,500

110-Charlton-Street-01 All images of Greenwich West via Alan Tansey
As the Hudson Square section of Downtown Manhattan makes the transition to a highly coveted residential neighborhood, its history as a printing district will not be forgotten at Greenwich West. Designer Francoise Raynaud, the first French female architect to design a New York City tower, combines 20th-century European design with classic New York architectural details like Art Deco-inspired corners and individual casement windows. In a 2019 interview about the project, she told CityRealty, "We want the building to be fully integrated into this New York spirit, but at the same time it had to be recognizable and refined." See full details here.

Greenwich West, #PH29B (Corcoran Group)

Liz Diller
15 Hudson Yards Photo by Timothy Schenck
Hudson Yards transformed an abandoned railyard into New York's newest neighborhood, and Fifteen Hudson Yards, designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro in collaboration with Rockwell Group, sits at the heart of it. From a distance, its towering, 914-foot height and elegant silhouette make it a graceful addition to the New York skyline. Closer to the site, it overlooks Thomas Heatherwick's Vessel sculpture and adjoins performance venue The Shed (another Diller Scofidio + Renfro design) as well as the High Line. See full details here.

Fifteen Hudson Yards, #65B (Corcoran Group)

Annabelle Selldorf

8 South 4th Street and 5 South 5th Street
Design by Selldorf Architects
Coming Soon

One Domino Square One Domino Square rendering (Selldorf Architects)
On the Domino Sugar Factory site in Williamsburg, the One Domino Square complex has taken shape on the parcel closest to the Williamsburg Bridge, the better to make the most of bridge, river, and Manhattan skyline views. The project is distinguished in the local skyline by its iridescent, porcelain-like facade and two soaring towers that rest on a seven-story podium.

One Domino Square will contain a total of 160 condo units and 399 rental units, and three floors of residential amenities are set to include a fitness center, aquatic suite, outdoor loggia, sports simulators, children’s playroom, and outdoor terrace with grills and outdoor pool. Exterior construction is winding down, and a sales launch is anticipated for this spring.

500-West-22nd-Street-01 Rendering of Park House via Selldorf Architects
West Chelsea condos Park House, #3A (Compass)
High Line condos
Park House's industrially inspired red brick facade is a far cry from Selldorf Architects' flashy design for 200 Eleventh Avenue (see below), yet is more in tune with its nearest neighbors for it. All units enjoy protected park views, generously scaled living areas, kitchens with Gaggenau appliances, and baths with high-end fixtures. The building's name is in honor of its address across the street from Clement Clarke Moore Park, and it also enjoys excellent proximity to the High Line, Hudson River Park, and the Chelsea's world-famous gallery district. See full details here.

Park House Chelsea, #PHW (Compass)

21-East-12th-Street-01 Rendering by Selldorf Architects
This 22-story mixed-use building designed by Annabelle Selldorf rose on the former site of Greenwich Village institution Bowlmor Lanes. The street-level retail is dressed in an industrious metal and glass skin, while the residential component boasts sandstone-colored stone, a gracious setback, and oversized casement windows that complement its neighbors in the Greenwich Village Historic District. See full details here.

21E12, #20A (Brown Harris Stevens Residential Sales LLC)

10-Bond-Street-1 10 Bond Street | Photo by Nicholas Venezia via Selldorf Architects
To look at 10 Bond Street from the cobble-stoned street, it would appear that the weathered steel and terra cotta building has been part of its historic neighborhood for decades. However, the seven-story boutique cooperative went up in the mid-2010's with Annabelle Selldorf's eponymous firm taking inspiration from the building's cast-iron neighbors and receiving the blessing of the Landmarks Preservation Commission for it. Selldorf Architects also designed the building's stylish, loft-like interiors that have attracted the likes of Gigi Hadid. See full details here.

200-Eleventh-Avenue-01 200 Eleventh Avenue via Elliman
200 Eleventh Avenue was built on the edge of the High Line with a design by Annabelle Selldorf that makes the most of spectacular Hudson River and elevated park views. Many new, amenity-rich, architecturally adventurous buildings have sprung up around the High Line since then, but none with this one's signature amenity: "sky garages" that allow residents to drive to the building, get on a car elevator, and park right next to their apartments. See full details here.

200 Eleventh Avenue, #PH1 (Compass)

42 Crosby Street Rendering by Selldorf Architects
In the heart of the Soho-Cast Iron Historic District, Annabelle Selldorf presents a modern interpretation of the classic cast-iron loft with 42 Crosby Street, a sleek, shiny building clad in glass and stainless steel. The materials may look incongruous, but its proportions and details echo its context. These factors were surely instrumental in its passing muster with the Landmarks Preservation Commission, and later in selling out relatively quickly. See full details here.

Nancy Ruddy
393 West End Avenue 393 West End Avenue entrance (Brown Harris Stevens)
A rare prewar condo offering and “sleeping giant on West End Avenue,” 393 West End Avenue dates back to 1927, when it was built by Goldner & Goldner. Nearly 100 years later, CetraRuddy embarked on a Landmarks-approved condo conversion that included restoring the building’s original architectural details and adding a new marquee that would not obscure the design around it. CetraRuddy was also at the helm of the interiors, adapting prewar floor plans to modern life.

393 West End Avenue, #5G (Brown Harris Stevens Development Marketing LLC)

501 Third Avenue
Design by CetraRuddy
14 availabilities from $827,000

501 Third Avenue Eastlight (CORE Group Marketing)
High-floor fitness center with Chrysler Building views
High-floor lounge
Kips Bay has experienced a residential renaissance in recent years, and Eastlight represents CetraRuddy's contribution. The towering glass building makes a dramatic statement on the corner of Third Avenue and East 34th Street, but sound-attenuated windows allow for all the light and none of the noise. The amenities are located on a high floor to make the most of skyline views. See full details here.

Eastlight, #26C (CORE Group Marketing LLC)

212 West 18th Street
Design by CetraRuddy
3 availabilities from $8,950,000

212-West-18th-Street-01 All images of Walker Tower via Compass
Walker Tower takes its name from the original architect of the telephone switch building that went up in 1929. Nearly 100 years later, CetraRuddy restored the original Art Deco design with the utmost reverence while adding four stories and thin spires to bring it into the 21st century. Some of the setbacks have been converted to overlook terraces, and interiors feature spacious layouts, soaring ceilings, and state-of-the-art infrastructure and appliances. See full details here.

Walker Tower, #19C (Nest Seekers LLC)

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Tribeca lofts 443 Greenwich Street, #5H (One and Only Realty, Inc.)
Tribeca condos
443 Greenwich Street was originally built as a book bindery in the late 19th century, but CetraRuddy transformed it into one of the city's most in-demand condominiums. The landmarked facade was expertly restored, and the light-filled interiors were carefully converted so as to preserve original beams, arched windows, and other prewar features. Add in amenities like an underground parking garage, and it's little wonder the building has attracted the likes of Justin Timberlake, Jake Gyllenhaal, Meg Ryan, Harry Styles, and The Weeknd, to name but a few past and present residents. See full details here.

23-East-22nd-Street-01 One Madison via CityRealty
23-East-22nd-Street-02 Interiors via The Modlin Group
At one point, the slender tower at 23 East 22nd Street was expected to be accompanied by a companion building on a neighboring site. However, the sculptural tower makes a compelling statement on its own with its cantilevering cubes, innovative structural system, and jaw-dropping views from every apartment. Owners have included Rupert Murdoch, Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen, and Fredrik Eklund. See full details here.

One Madison, #8A (Compass)

30 East 29th Street
Design by CetraRuddy
9 availabilities from $1,799,995

30-East-29th-Street-01 All images of Rose Hill via CORE NYC
In the heart of NoMad, CetraRuddy combined the height of today's skyscrapers with a masonry-inspired facade and striking crown to create a new interpretation of "the great American skyscraper." In an interview with CityRealty, Nancy Ruddy said, "We try to respond to modern living" of the "flex spaces" that come with every unit and may now be appreciated as never before. See full details here.

Rose Hill, #34A (CORE Group Marketing LLC)

212 West 95th Street
Design by CetraRuddy
3 availabilities from $3,190,000

212-West-95th-Street-01 All images of Dahlia via Reuveni Real Estate
On the Upper West Side, the elegant and expansive design of Dahlia serves as the architectural embodiment of the flower for which it was named. The apartments inside feature soaring ceilings, high-end finishes, well-proportioned living space, stylish kitchens and baths, and generous closet space in the bedrooms. Several units have private terraces, and all residents have access to indoor and outdoor amenities, including a 5,100-square-foot elevated terrace. See full details here.

Dahlia, #3B (Douglas Elliman Real Estate)

200-East-59th-Street-01 All images of 200 East 59th Street via Douglas Elliman
On the cusp of Midtown East and the Upper East Side, both the apartments and amenities at 200 East 59th Street are enhanced by a bright aesthetic, floor-to-ceiling windows that fill the space with natural light, and wraparound bands of glass-railed balconies. In addition to private outdoor space, residents enjoy incredible privacy, soaring ceilings, designer kitchens, and luxurious primary suites. See full details here.

200 East 59th Street, #12B (Douglas Elliman Real Estate)

Audrey Matlock
57-Irving-Place-01 Irving Place via Audrey Matlock
Architecture critic Carter Horsley calls Irving Place "the most modern building in the Gramercy Park/Irving Place neighborhood," and indeed, its address on the edge of the Gramercy Park Historic District allows for such a cutting-edge design. The refined glass changes color and transparency depending on lighting condition, and it surrounds a "living facade" with the internal planning giving shape to the face of the building. See full details here.

447 West 18th Street interiors Chelsea Modern via Stribling
Half a block from the High Line, this extremely attractive mid-rise apartment building was designed by Audrey Matlock and distinguished by a complex, angled façade and blue-tinted facade that brings the nearby Hudson River to mind. Each floor has three bands of windows that Ms. Matlock referred to as visual "dashes," and they open outward parallel to the facade to let light and air in. See full details here.

Chelsea Modern, #7C (Douglas Elliman Real Estate)

Deborah Berke
Yorkville condos 40 East End Avenue, #5A (Corcoran)
Upper East Side condos
Yale Architecture Dean and designer Deborah Berke is a resident of Yorkville, and she brought her neighborhood expertise to the building taking shape next door to her. The result is a traditionally minded design with a charcoal-colored brick facade, handsome cornices, and stepped terraces. The interiors were designed with family-friendly layouts and top-of-the-line finishes. See full details here.

40 East End Avenue, #PH15 (Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group)

Financial District condos
FiDi condos
77 Greenwich Street awarded LEED Silver certification, and the apartments start 150 feet above street level so as to make the most of direct views of New York Harbor and the Hudson River. Interiors by Deborah Berke Partners were also designed to make the most of them and with the needs of today's buyers in mind - on a tour of a model unit, a partner at the firm pointed out the incredible storage space for the home cook and that the appliances were integrated so as not to reflect light and distract from the views. See full details here.

77 Greenwich Street, #32B (Reuveni LLC)

NYC supertalls 432 Park Avenue, #37A (Corcoran)
Billionaires Row condos
432 Park Avenue's height and design command attention in the New York City skyline, and the apartments by Deborah Berke are equally noteworthy. The "classically modern" designs are distinguished by high-end finishes, custom millwork, and a wide variety of layouts that accommodate families of all sizes and make the most of commanding views. See full details here.

432 Park Avenue, #84A (Sothebys International Realty)

Winka Dubbeldam

374 Broome Street
Design by Archi-Tectonics
No current availabilities

374 Broome Street Brewster Carriage House (Compass)
Interiors with original details
Rooftop terrace
In the heart of Nolita, the former headquarters of the Brewster & Co. carriage factory has been transformed into a boutique condominium. Archi-Tectonics preserved original architectural details while gut-renovating the interiors; moreover, in pursuit of LEED Gold certification, they reused original building materials wherever possible and incorporated such sustainable features as blown soybean insulation and a green roof with rainwater irrigation system. The result is a timeless building that has attracted the likes of Chrissy Teigen and John Legend.

497 Greenwich Street
Design by Archi-Tectonics
No current availabilities

497 Greenwich Street Photo via ScottParks International Realty
Before Hudson Square began its transformation from industrial to residential, The Greenwich Street Project presented an appealing vision of what the area and architecture could be. By integrating an existing brick loft building with a new steel and glass structure, and by adding cantilevered balconies overlooking the Hudson River, acclaimed architect Winka Dubbledam married the old and the new in a very artful and environmentally pleasing way. Six small parapets serve as a "crease" that creates the impression of sewing the two buildings together. See full details here.

33 Vestry Street
Design by Archi-Tectonics
No current availabilities

33-Vestry-Street-01 V33 via CityRelty
Shortly after Winka Dubbeldam took New York by storm with The Greenwich Street Project (see above), her firm turned its attention to Tribeca with V33. The front facade is comprised of interlinked translucent stone sheaths, glass, and metal panels, and the rear facade is slightly angled and ever more dramatic. It is little wonder the boutique condominium sold out quickly. See full details here.

Lindy Roy

519 West 23rd Street
Design by Roy Studio
No current availabilities

519-West-23rd-Street-1 High Line 519 via Elliman
When 520 West 28th Street was still a twinkle in Zaha Hadid's eye (see above), award-winning architect Lindy Roy designed the first new residential building adjacent to the High Line. The resulting 12-story condominium fuses contemporary architecture, European elegance and raw Chelsea charm. The steel screens on the south facade skim over an all-glass surface, and the north facade of the building has balconies that act as a front-row seat to the High Line. See full details here.

Architect Photo Credits:

Annabelle Selldorf via Selldorf Architects
Zaha Hadid By Dmitry Ternovoy [FAL], via Wikimedia Commons
Liz Diller via Diller Scofidio + Renfro
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