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Views from the penthouse of 50 United Nations Plaza (CityRealty)
Earlier this week, The Skyscraper Museum hosted “An Elevated Experience” at the penthouse on floors 42-43 of 50 United Nations Plaza. Guests enjoyed cocktails, insights from New York architecture experts, and sweeping views of the East River and Manhattan skyline from the grand 4-bedroom, 7.5-bath unit. The building also looks out on the Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park, and its former executive director, Gina Pollara, discussed its development and design. Carol Willis, founder and curator of The Skyscraper Museum, gave a presentation on achievements of 1920s design and construction while citing the Empire State Building and Chrysler Building.
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North terrace
Grand staircase
Peter Han, Managing Partner of Pritzker Prize-winning Foster + Partners, expanded on influences that led to the design of 50 United Nations Plaza, his company’s first in the United States, from the penthouse’s master lounge. This room leads to the highest private pool in any New York condo, a 34-foot heated pool on an ipe wood deck. Other impressive features of this apartment include a large terrace off the living room, an entertainment room with a gas fireplace, catering kitchen, and pool access, spacious windowed kitchen with top-of-the-line appliances, and private interior elevator. The penthouse is currently listed for $70 million.
Upon arrival, residents will experience an unparalleled level of privacy and luxury. A gated entry will open to a sweeping private motor court with a landscaped enclave. A 75-foot swimming pool is the crown jewel of the health and wellness area, while also includes a state-of-the-art gym, spa, sauna, and steam room. On-site parking, climate controlled wine cellars, and storage units are available for purchase.
Driveway of 50 United Nations Plaza
View to the southwest
View to the northeast
50 UN Plaza (CityRealty)
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