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From landmarked cooperatives to new construction condos, Art Deco design remains a powerful influence on NYC architects. From landmarked cooperatives to new construction condos, Art Deco design remains a powerful influence on NYC architects.
Less than one month remains until President-Elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. sworn in on Inauguration Day, but President Donald J. Trump remains busy...not with stemming a global pandemic or addressing the economic fallout, but with issuing an executive order establishing classical architecture style as the preferred ones for new federal buildings. Some traditionalists have come out in favor of the order, but other architects object to the idea of prioritizing one type of design over another.

The order states that new designs should “uplift and beautify public spaces, inspire the human spirit, ennoble the United States, command respect from the general public, and, as appropriate, respect the architectural heritage of a region.” This is high-minded, but also hypocritical in light of Trump Tower - the glass edifice went up on the former site of Bonwit Teller, a high-end department store designed by Warren & Wetmore and famous for its limestone facade, Art Deco setbacks, bas reliefs flanking the ninth-story windows, and nickel grillwork at the entry. Trump had the beautiful building demolished in 1980; and to the fury of preservationists, the grillwork and bas reliefs were destroyed in spite (emphasis on the spite) of a promise to the Metropolitan Museum of Art that these aspects would be preserved.
721-Fifth-Avenue-01 Just saying this would look a lot prettier on the corner of Fifth Avenue and 57th Street. (Bonwit Teller building via Secrets of Manhattan)
Fortunately, savvier developers recognize the value and beauty of timeless architecture. Some of New York's most beautiful and prestigious cooperatives in traditionally high-end areas have both Art Deco designs and the protection of the Landmarks Preservation Commission. A number of Art Deco commercial buildings throughout the city been converted to residences (might that have been the fate of the Bonwit Teller building if Trump Tower had gone up anywhere else?), and architects have incorporated Art Deco elements into their new designs in recently trendy parts of New York.

435 East 52nd Street
Design by Bottomley, Wagner & White
26 stories | 79 units
6 3- to 4-bedrooms from $2.25M - $11M

435-East-52nd-Street-01 River House via CityRealty
From its eagle-flanked driveway entrance to its gracefully curved pinnacle, River House combines Art Deco and Beaux Arts motifs to excellent effect to create one of the finest cooperatives in the city, if not the world. Those who can get past the infamous cooperative board have access to a helpful and discreet staff, expansive apartments, and the health club and dining at the River Club.
435-East-52nd-Street-02 Listing images via Compass
From the listing: Graciously proportioned and impeccably finished, residence 12D at the famed River House is a grand yet inviting home with resplendent views of the East River and a charm only found in the city's finest pre-war cooperatives. A 29-foot living room lined with custom bookcases boasts a wood-burning fireplace and enchanting views eastward to the river; the perfect place to entertain on a grand scale or host more intimate gatherings. See floor plan and full details here.

Design by Ralph Walker
50 stories | 566 units

1-Wall-Street-01 One Wall Street via DBOX for Macklowe Properties
At the time One Wall Street was originally constructed as headquarters for Irving Trust Company, it was the tenth-tallest building in the world. It has since been outstripped in terms of height, but its undulating limestone facade and Art Deco style were instrumental in its designation as a New York City Landmark in 2001. It is in the midst of a conversion to luxury condos with a 176,000-square-foot amenity suite, but its historic elements have not been scrapped: The White Room, a hall of mother-of-pearl seashells, will be incorporated into the penthouse in the pinnacle of the building, and mosaic-clad Red Room in the base of the building is poised to become one of the city's most dazzling retail settings.

303 Park Avenue
Design by Schutze & Weaver
52 stories | 375 units
16 studio to 4-beds from $1.74M - $18.5M

303-Park-Avenue-01 The Towers of the Waldorf Astoria via Noe & Associates with The Boundary
"There are grand hotels, and then there's The Waldorf." So says architecture critic Carter Horsley of the iconic Art Deco skyscraper on Park Avenue. The building has undergone a partial conversion to include luxury condominiums as well as hotel rooms, but the landmarked facade and interiors like the Grand Ballroom, West Lounge, and Park Avenue lobby have been beautifully restored to their former glory.
From the listing: Own a piece of history at The Towers of the Waldorf Astoria! One accesses the residence via traditional key or programmable keyless entry system and will have a fully integrated Concierge Closet-a unique and secure portal for the private delivery of packages, dry cleaning, and room service 24 hours a day. The sense of arrival is celebrated by a marble foyer with brass inlays and a cove ceiling as five large windows span the length of the apartment overlooking Park Avenue. The gracious living and dining area, is book-ended by the primary and secondary bedrooms, both with en suite baths. See floor plan and full details here.

70-Pine-Street-01 All images of 70 Pine Street via Rose Associates
When the 952-foot-tall 70 Pine Street rose in 1932, the tower yielded only to the Empire State and the Chrysler buildings in terms of both height and Art Deco elegance. Decades later, this New York City Landmark has been thoughtfully reimagined into a luxurious rental with 22,000 square feet of amenities, a hotel outpost, and convenient retailers like City Acres Market, Blue Park Kitchen, and Black Fox Coffee.
From the listing: Open floor plan with a seamless transition between your kitchen and living space is perfect for entertaining and provides flexibility in furnishing. Lots of closets, wood floors throughout, gourmet kitchen, in-apartment washer/dryer and more. Residents have the option to explore 22,000 square feet of amenities at 70 Pine's fitness center which features daily classes, a Pilates and yoga studios, a turf track, a bowling alley, virtual golf, a resident lounge with billiards and ping pong, and screening room in 70 Pine's historic bank vault. Price is net effective to reflect 3 months free rent on a 12-month lease. See floor plan and full details here.

100 Barclay Street
Design by Ralph Walker
32 stories | 158 units
13 1- to 4-beds from $1.9M - $6.5M

100-Barclay-Street-01 All images of 100 Barclay Tribeca via DXA Studio
Located at the junction of Tribeca, the Financial District, and Battery Park City, One Hundred Barclay Tribeca is one of New York's first Art Deco skyscrapers. The building was originally constructed as the headquarters for the New York Telephone Company, and the original lobby and murals have been beautifully preserved. However, amenities like a fitness center, lap pool, sauna and steam room, business center, club lounge, wine room, media room, game room, children's playroom, and music room were added for the benefit of residents.
From the listing: Now available for immediate occupancy, Residence 12A is a 4 bedroom/4 bath loft spanning 2,719 square feet. Beautiful 7' casement windows, 10' ceilings, and 4" white oak floors create ample proportions with generous light and air. The open kitchen features custom cabinetry and hardware with Calacatta Gold marble countertops and backsplash, including an island with seating for five, and is fully equipped with state-of-the-art appliances by Sub-Zero, Wolf and Miele, as well as a garbage disposal and vented range hood. See floor plan and full details here.

300 Central Park West
Design by Emery Roth
30 stories | 208 units
5 1- to 5-beds from $2.8M - $11.9M

300-Central-Park-West-01 The Eldorado via The Corcoran Group
The Eldorado is one of Manhattan's finest Art Deco buildings and a New York City Landmark. Designed by prominent architect Emery Roth, it looks over the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir and beautifully exemplifies the gradual transition from classical opulence to avant-garde modernism. The building allows pets and washer/dryers, and amenities include a state-of-the-art gym, children's playroom, and on-site garage.
300-Central-Park-West-02 Interiors via Douglas Elliman
From the listing: Enter this sunny three-bedroom through the large 20' entrance gallery which opens to the expansive living room featuring a beautiful decorative fireplace, gorgeous hardwood herringbone floors and great light from the large south-facing windows. The formal dining room connects to the eat-in kitchen which boasts stainless steel appliances, beautiful tile backsplash, and custom cabinets. See floor plan and full details here.

320 Central Park West
Design by Emery Roth
22 stories | 201 units
5 1- to 4-beds from $849K - $3.35M

320-Central-Park-West-01 The Ardsley via CityRealty
A few doors up from The Eldorado (see above), The Ardsley is another Emery Roth design designated a New York City Landmark. Its Mayan temple-esque facade looms over Central Park, and its multiple setbacks and bold geometric patterns nod to Art Deco elements. The white-glove building's staff includes doorman, concierge, on-site resident manager, and full-time porter. Residents have access to amenities like a fitness center, children's playroom, two bike rooms, multiple storage rooms, and a lending library.
320-Central-Park-West-01 Listing images via Douglas Elliman
From the listing: This gracious, classic layout features a large entrance gallery, a separate formal dining room and a large living room complete with partial Central Park Views. The bedrooms are very spacious and very private with the primary suite featuring an en-suite, windowed bathroom. The original herringbone hardwood floors are in excellent condition, and abundant storage is available. See floor plan and full details here.

115 Central Park West
Design by Irwin Chanin
30 stories | 234 units
8 2- to 4-beds from $3M - $12M

115-Central-Park-West-01 The Majestic via CityRealty
The Majestic is a more understated example of Art Deco design, but no less beautiful for it. Steps from Central Park, it is distinguished by its boldly ribbed pinnacles. Residential amenities include an elegant lobby, rooftop solarium, fitness center, and children's playroom.
115-Central-Park-West-02 Interiors via Compass
From the listing: This high floor classic-eight residence presents an opportunity to create a Manhattan trophy property. Each room offers grand proportions with coveted panoramic views of Central Park. The kitchen, with two adjacent maids rooms, can be converted into a large eat-in-kitchen for your loved ones to gather. The grand and formal living room and adjacent dining room will be a place to once again entertain friends and family. Note: This residence is in estate condition and requires a renovation. See floor plan and full details here.

25 Central Park West
Design by Irwin Chanin
32 stories | 410 units
12 1- to 3-beds from $1.25M - $6.5M

25-Central-Park-West-01 The Century via CityRealty
Between its twin-towered design, beige brick facade, and beautiful bay windows, The Century is a true Art Deco gem located right between Columbus Circle and Lincoln Center. The building has a full-time door staff, elevator attendants, and concierge service as well as a landscaped garden, laundry service, and on-site storage.
25-Central-Park-West-02 Listing images via Compass
From the listing: Renovated to the studs just a few years ago, this gracious and style-engineered home features a welcoming foyer leading to a large living room with an alcohol burning fireplace, perfectly proportioned and crafted walnut built-in bookshelves, room for a home office and large windows to the north giving it consistent light throughout the day. To the left, near the windows, is a large dining nook with a stunning light installation by Angela Ardisson and easy seating for six. See floor plan and full details here.

35 East 76th Street
Design by Bien & Prince
38 stories | 187 units
1 3-bed for $10M

35-East-76th-Street-01 The Carlyle
Home of the storied Bemelman's Bar, The Carlyle is a New York City Landmark and one of the most prominent prewar towers on the Upper East Side. It combines a world-famous luxury hotel with cooperative units on the upper levels. Residents enjoy access to the hotel's amenities and services, which include a twice-daily maid service, laundry service, valet service, in-home catering, elevator operators, doorman and concierge service, fitness center, business center, and garage.
35-East-76th-Street-02 Listing images via Brown Harris Stevens
From the listing: Iconic Carlyle Tower full-floor apartment boasts a private elevator landing, stunning rectangular entry, two living rooms, a formal dining room, three bedrooms, two white marble baths, marble powder room, den/library, and a windowed kitchen. Oversized windows showcase Central Park from multiple angles in all public rooms as well as both bedrooms. See floor plan and full details here.

1-Fifth-Avenue-01 1 Fifth Avenue via Ondel
Down the block from Washington Square Park, 1 Fifth Avenue is the tallest building in Greenwich Village. Its light hue, chamfered corners, angled windows, and telescoping setbacks were instrumental in its designation as a New York City Landmark and on the National Register of Historic Places. Amenities and staff include 24-hour doorman/concierge, live-in superintendent, laundry room, and bike room.
1-Fifth-Avenue-02 Listing images via Compass
From the listing: Grand in scale and boasting some of the most beautiful southern, eastern and northern views of downtown NYC, this home is a must-see! Enter apartment 11HJK down a 41' gallery (hallway space was purchased and incorporated into the home to create a dramatic and useful entry) with its beautiful detailed illuminated coved ceiling perfect for displaying your fine art. At the end of the hallway is the extra-large eastern facing windowed kitchen. See floor plan and full details here.

55-Central-Park-West-01 55 Central Park West via CORE
Between its pointed pilasters, towering height, and two-toned brick, it is little wonder that the dramatic Art Deco building at 55 Central Park West has appeared in both the National Register of Historic Places and Ghostbusters. Amenities include a superintendent, full-time door staff, landscaped and furnished roof terrace, bike room, refurbished playroom, laundry facility, and individual storage.
55-Central-Park-West-02 (Corcoran)
From the listing: Classic six corner apartment with direct views of Central Park! Enter the home through the oversized, gracious foyer and step into the sun-drenched sunken living room with windows facing the Park. The elegant formal dining room is currently configured as a library/media/office and features wood built-ins, providing an array of storage and display space throughout. Past the dining room is the large renovated, windowed eat-in kitchen. See floor plan and full details here.

via SHorpy
Soaring in the heart of the Financial District’s Twenty Exchange Place has been a downtown icon and skyline fixture its construction in 1931, and its crown now exudes bright white illumination to further solidify the landmark's spot on the world's most famous skyline.. Originally erected to house the City Bank Farmer's Trust (now Citigroup), the 54-story tower was converted in 2004 to include luxury rental apartments across its upper half, with office and retail space below.

310 Riverside Drive
Design by Helme, Corbett & Harrison and Sugarman & Berger
24 stories | 316 units
3 studios from $354K - $389K

310-Riverside-Drive-01 - Master Apartments Master via Citi-Habitats
Located near Riverside Park and Columbia University, Master was designed at the behest of artist and mystic Nicholas Roerich, who claimed to follow the voice of a "master" in his spiritual quest. The result is a magnificent Art Deco tower that has been designated a New York City Landmark and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Staff and amenities include a 24-hour doorman, live-in superintendent, stunning Art Deco lobby, four elevators, newly renovated laundry facility, remodeled hallways, bicycle room, and private storage lockers.
310-Riverside-Drive-01 Listing images via Brown Harris Stevens
From the listing: With a marvelously low monthly maintenance, this blissfully quiet, south-facing studio sanctuary is the perfect home or pied-a-terre! Located in Master Apartments, an elegant, full-service Art Deco cooperative located on a serene, tree-lined block, this charming apartment boasts side views of the sparkling Hudson River, high beamed ceilings, and an updated windowed bathroom. See floor plan and full details here.

212 West 18th Street
Design by Ralph Walker
22 stories | 47 units
4 3- to 4-beds from $14.9M - $27.8M

212-West-18th-Street-01 All images of Walker Tower via Compass
In 1929, Ralph Walker constructed this Chelsea building as a telephone switchboard building that was easily distinguished by its robust grills, mullions, and setbacks. In 2012, CetraRuddy expanded the building as part of the conversion to a luxury condominium while treating the original design with utmost deference. Amenities and staff include a full-time doorman, concierge service, library lounge, fitness center with yoga room, sauna, children's playroom, and a landscaped common roof deck with a dining area, sun lawn, and covered cabana room.
212-West-18th-Street-01 Listing images via Compass
From the listing: This exceptional Walker Tower three-bedroom + two home office duplex has been completely transformed to achieve an unprecedented level of quality and refinement. At over 4,144 square feet, the combination of two units has resulted in a one-of-a-kind floor plan offering two private terraces and sweeping views of the Manhattan skyline. The recently completed home is resplendent with bespoke details lending both a unique style and luxurious design. On the main level, the Great Room is flooded with natural light from oversized windows facing north and east, revealing breathtaking views of the Empire State Building. See floor plan and full details here.

425 West 50th Street
Design by Ralph Walker
17 stories | 51 units
2 1- to 2-beds from $1.95M - $2.5M

425-West-50th-Street-01 Stella Tower via CityRealty
Originally designed in 1927 by Ralph Walker for the New York Telephone Company, Stella Tower is a 17-story prewar building featuring handcrafted brick masonry, dramatic setbacks, and quintessential Art Deco ornamentation. Residents of have access to an amenities package including a 24-hour attended lobby, fitness center, residents' lounge, outdoor garden, bicycle storage, and temperature-controlled grocery storage.
425-West-50th-Street-02 Listing images via Douglas Elliman
From the listing: This luxurious split 2-bedroom, 2.5-bath condominium sprawls over 1,600 square feet and boasts an impeccable modern design dramatized by sun-flooded, open living spaces. The airiness offered by soaring 11' ceilings is complemented by open exposures north and east and custom oversized tilt-and-turn windows offering extraordinary views of Manhattan. No detail has been overlooked in the home's high-end design, from the custom hand-laid oak floors and solid wood doors to the Nanz hardware and Waterworks fixtures throughout. Available FURNISHED for immediate occupancy. See floor plan and full details here.

New Art Deco-Inspired Developments
Rendering credit: DBOX via Corcoran

Design by COOKFOX and Studio Mellone
49 stories | 110 condos
2- to 4-beds from $2.8M

This attractive, 49-story, mixed-use tower at 25 Park Row overlooking City Hall Park on part of the former site of J & R Music & Computer World was developed by the family that controlled J & R and the L + M Development Partners Inc. It replaces three low-rise buildings on the block that once was part of the city's historic Newspaper Row. Studio Mellone designed the major amenity spaces that include a 20,000-square-foot Park Row Club.
From the listing: 25 Park Row is pleased to welcome you back and is now available for private in-person appointments with new health and safety standards. Please contact the sales team for a virtual first appointment and in-person follow up appointments. Summer 2020 Occupancy This sprawling 3,580 SF full-floor residence offers prime, protected views over City Hall Park sweeping from river to river and showcasing architectural marvels in every direction. With four bedrooms and four-and-a-half baths along with a 480 SF terrace and a stunning living and dining room encased on three sides in expanses of glass, this residence offers stunning detail at every turn. Fine finishes include wide plank Italian oak flooring, 9” decorative moldings, oversized casement windows, and a Juliet balcony in the master bedroom. The eat-in kitchen offers a cantilevered island featuring custom cabinetry and shelving in a white lacquer finish with Calacatta Gold marble countertops and backsplash. See floor plan and full details here.

514 West 24th Street
Design by Roman & Williams
10 stories | 14 units
2 3- to 4-beds from $5.5M - $21M

514-West-24th-Street-01 The Fitzroy via CityRealty
Located in the heart of the High Line building boom, The Fitzroy presents a contemporary take on classic Art Deco design with a green terra cotta facade, copper spandrels, and setback at the eighth floor. Building services and amenities include 24-hour attended lobby, state-of-the-art fitness center with dynamic movement studio, cardio studio with yoga / Pilates room, wine cellar with secure wine locker for each home, climate-controlled, fully customizable storage room for each home, landscaped rooftop lounge with summer kitchen, children's art studio, auxiliary laundry room with large washers and vented dryers, and bike room.
514-West-24th-Street-02 Listing images via Christie's International Real Estate
From the listing: A private elevator landing leads to a sun-soaked living room with 11' ceilings, custom millwork, and oversized wood casement, double pane windows. A spacious dining room sits adjacent to the custom hand-crafted kitchen designed by Roman and Williams. The primary suite features two walk-in closets and an en suite bath with copper soaking tub, steam shower, Waterworks R.W. Atlas copper fixtures including handheld shower with thermostatic controls, and full slab marble floors and walls. See floor plan and full details here.

111-West-57th-Street-01 All images of 111 West 57th Street via Douglas Elliman
As the second-tallest apartment building in America and the thinnest skyscraper in the world, 111 West 57th Street is decidedly in line with today's adventurous architecture. However, its setbacks, terra cotta piers, and bronze filigree were inspired by Art Deco design, rather like that of the landmarked Steinway Hall integrated into the building. Amenities include a discreet porte cochere entrance on 58th Street, an 82' two-lane swimming pool with private cabanas, separate sauna and treatment rooms, double-height fitness center with mezzanine terrace, private dining room and chef's catering kitchen, residents' lounge with expansive terrace, meeting rooms and a study, 24-hour attended entrances, and dedicated concierge service.
From the listing: Gracefully proportioned, full-floor home's richly detailed finishes are conceived throughout by Studio Sofield, and demonstrate an extraordinary commitment to traditional materiality, quality and craftsmanship. A formal central entrance gallery has white macauba stone floors and offers views to both north and south. Gracious double doors open into the spectacular Great Room, which boasts monumental ceiling heights of 14 feet and intricately patterned floors in custom smoke-gray solid oak. See floor plan and full details here.

Design by SHoP Architects
73 stories | 575 units

9-Dekalb-Avenue-01 Rendering of 9 Dekalb Avenue via SHoP Architects
When 9 Dekalb Avenue is complete, it will usurp Brooklyn Point as the tallest building in the borough. The new is rising on the site of Dime Savings Bank, but this isn't Trump Tower 2.0. Quite the contrary - Dime Savings Bank is being restored and reimagined as the entrance to the 73-story tower rising behind it. The apartments above will be a mix of rentals and condos, and all residents will have access to a rooftop lounge and pool wrapping around the Guastavino dome. Foundation work began in spring 2020, and completion is estimated for 2022.

30 East 29th Street
Design by CetraRuddy
46 stories | 121 units
14 studio to 3-beds from $1.4M - $18.75M

30-East-29th-Street-01 All images of Rose Hill via CORE
For its first residential tower in New York, Rockefeller Group brings elegance and glamour to the historic neighborhood that gave the building its name. Inside the timeless building, thoughtfully composed residences feature abundant natural light, flexible floor plans, high ceilings, open kitchens, and spa-like baths. Amenities include a double-height lobby, fully equipped gym, professional-grade squash court, 50' pool, sauna, and 37th-floor lounge with billiards table, private dining room, and two private terraces.
From the listing: This fantastic duplex home offers north, east, south, and west exposures, and an additional 1,331 square feet of outdoor entertaining space. Interiors boast rusticated hardwood floors, bronze-finished hardware, and soaring ceilings with a standard height of 13 feet and double-height ceilings in the living room. Ample closet space and washer/dryers complete this ideal home, which can be augmented with storage available at additional cost. See floor plan and full details here.

30 Park Place
Design by Robert A.M. Stern Architects
82 stories | 157 units
10 2- to 5-beds from $5.15M - $25M

30-Park-Place-01 The Four Seasons Private Residences via Robert A.M. Stern Architects
On the cusp of Tribeca and the Financial District, the limestone-clad, Jazz Age-inspired tower at 30 Park Place houses a Four Seasons Hotel on the lower 22 floors and luxury condominiums on the upper levels. Not only do residents have access to the hotel's amenities and service, but exclusive residential amenities include fitness center and yoga studio, private dining room, conservatory and lounge with access to loggias, a children's playroom, and a screening room.
30-Park-Place-02 (Corcoran)
From the listing: This high-floor mint southeast corner residence enjoys extraordinary light, with stunning city and Hudson and East River views. As you enter the residence, you are welcomed through an elegant foyer that leads to the living/dining room with three impressive windows with south and east exposures and stunning city views, including the Freedom Tower and the Oculus, and river views. The primary bedroom also enjoys dual exposure - with both city and river views - and features a richly appointed en-suite marble bathroom with a soaking tub, stall shower and heated floors, and two large walk-in closets. See floor plan and full details here.

Design by Robert A.M. Stern Architects
70 stories | 118 units
1 3-bed for $24.9M

220-Central-Park-South-01 All images of 220 Central Park South via Vornado Realty Trustq
220 Central Park South has risen on the modern stretch of luxury known as Billionaires' Row, but its limestone facade and graceful setback nod to the grand, albeit significantly shorter, homes of yesteryear. Residents may arrive via a secure motor court, and amenities include private dining rooms, entertaining spaces, a library, a screening room, a meeting room, a lounge, a communal terrace, a juice bar, an 82' salt water swimming pool, expansive athletic club and spa, a squash court, a basketball court, a golf simulator room, a weight room, a yoga/Pilates room, and a children's play area.
220-Central-Park-South-02 (Sotheby's International)
From the listing: Ultra-luxe residence across from Central Park is configured with enormous floor to ceiling windows spanning 67 feet of frontage on Central Park from the 35' living/dining Room, as well as primary bedroom and kitchen, with superb views of the entire two and a half miles of the vast expanse of Central Park to the north, iconic Fifth Avenue and Central Park West skylines to the east and west, and filling the apartment with exceptional light from three exposures. There are just two apartments per floor, and the interiors, designed by famed interior designer, Thierry Despont, draw on classic prewar details with white oak herringbone floors, custom moldings and millwork. See floor plan and full details here.

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