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Architectural trends may wax and wane, but the best become classics. Great design elements must be enduring concepts rather than simply trends. Glass curtain walls and floor-to-ceiling windows—like those that wrap the buildings below—have more than their fair share of lucky residents who adore living in the light. High-tech blinds make privacy and the control of solar heat gain easy. While letting in the sun and being surrounded by a panorama of city lights will always have a certain appeal. Below are available homes in some of the city's best glass-clad residential buildings, from the mid-century-classics to the brand-new.

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The Zinc Building, 475 Greenwich Street
The Zinc Building, 475 Greenwich Street Tribeca
The Greenwich Street Project, 497 Greenwich Street
The Greenwich Street Project, 497 Greenwich Street SoHo
325 Fifth Avenue
325 Fifth Avenue Murray Hill
Toren, 150 Myrtle Avenue
Toren, 150 Myrtle Avenue Downtown Brooklyn
One United Nations Park, 695 First Avenue
One United Nations Park, 695 First Avenue Murray Hill
From the Listing: HIGH FLOOR, SOUTH FACING, ON THE PARK. 1 bedroom + home office in prime North Williamsburg. Parking available for purchase. Enter into the amply sized foyer and leave the hustle behind. The two walls of glass in the living room fill the apartment with light. As you are drawn to its glow, you pass the flex room that is large enough for a home office, nursery, guest or small 2nd bedroom. Custom cabinetry raises the standards and maximizes the useable space in this room. See floor plan and full details here.

From the Listing: Residence 31C is a one-bedroom, one-bathroom residence overlooking the East River. Designed by Richard Meier & Partners Architects, the residence interiors are a striking contrast to the black glass exterior, reflecting a white color palette. Living spaces are immersed in natural light radiating through the floor-to-ceiling windows. White oak floors are found in all residences and open kitchens boast white Calacatta Lincoln marble counters, Dornbracht fixtures, and Gaggenau appliances clad in custom-crafted Italian white lacquer. Each residence is equipped with a built-in Crestron 'smart home' system that regulates temperature, lighting, and motorized window shades. These functions can be seamlessly controlled by residents through any iOS or Android device. See floor plan and full details here.

From the Listing: Residence 2401 at the Toren Condominium is a sprawling split two bedroom / two bath with the most breathtakingly intimate Manhattan views from a wall of nearly uninterrupted floor-to-ceiling windows. The most in-demand line at the Toren for its generous proportions (over 1,100SF), king-sized master bedroom with room to spare; this home has an optimal layout that allows you to use every square foot. It has also been completely upgraded, including a new kitchen island with plenty of storage and stone counters, customized open shelving, and custom sliding closets that blends seamlessly into the living space. It is unique on the market, by offering customizations that enhance its already ideal layout, high-end amenities, and immersive views. It is is a beautiful home that is a perfect balance of function and design. See floor plan and full details here.

From the Listing: Flooded with light and unobstructed Southern and Western exposures this apartment is not to be missed. This 2- bedroom, 2.5-bathroom home featuring 10' ceilings offers almost 1,500 square feet of spacious elegance. From the open kitchen, featuring Sub Zero and Viking appliances as well as Caesar stone countertops and custom cabinetry the entire apartment was built with quality in mind. Imagine waking up in your master suite, stepping into your walk-in closet while with a click of a button your automated solar and blackout shades come up. Enjoy the picturesque New York City skyline from your living room as you make your way to the kitchen. In addition to the skyline, the Western exposure in the living room features a spectacular view of the Central Park Reservoir and is an amazing place to relax on the couch and watch the sunset. See floor plan and full details here.

From the Listing: Central Park Slope 2 Bedroom/ 2 Full Baths condo with Private Outdoor Space! Apartment has floor to ceiling windows, which allow maximum amount of sunlight in. See floor plan and full details here.

From the Listing: A dream home in the sky! This 1,280 sq. ft., two-bedroom, two-bathroom condo is on the 40th floor with floor-to-ceiling glass windows! The oversized living room with a massive balcony leads into an open kitchen making it perfect for entertaining. The chef's kitchen features top-of-the-line appliances and a large island. See floor plan and full details here.

From the Listing: Smartly designed 1,378 sqft, flexible 3-Bedroom, 2.5 Bath has open western exposures with continuous expanses of glass. The sleek and modern kitchen features Italian cabinetry by Moca framed with a white honed Caesarstone countertop and backsplash. A 5 burner Smeg range, speed oven, integrated Liebherr refrigerator, Miele dishwasher, and wine fridge. Adding to the contemporary style, are the Italian sliding doors by Rimadesio and custom 5" wide wire-brushed oak floors. See floor plan and full details here.

From the Listing: Style and luxury come together in this truly stunning Tribeca style penthouse situated in a prime Park Slope location. A gracious and flowing layout offering three massive bedrooms, 2.5 baths, and 4 distinct outdoor spaces. An entryway mudroom is the perfect landing spot with half bath and closet before flowing into a spectacular living/dining/kitchen combo with a wall of floor-to-ceiling windows that offers up gorgeous light and blue skies as far as you can see. Almost 11-foot ceilings add to the overall feeling of space and light and the high-end open kitchen features top-of-the-line Gaggenau stainless steel appliances and a breakfast bar with pure white Ceaserstone countertops. See floor plan and full details here.

From the Listing: Savor direct Western views of the Hudson River and park from the living room of this elegant, oversized condo designed by Andres Escobar. Both of the bedrooms face south and also enjoy water views. The secondary bedroom has a built-in desk and storage, making it the perfect place to set up a home office. At under $1,900/foot, this mint-condition home is an incredible value for a West Village condominium with water views. . See floor plan and full details here.

From the Listing: Located in Winka Dubbeldam designed landmark, on a discreet and picturesque block of Greenwich, nestled at the crossroads of Soho, Tribeca, and the Hudson River Park, is this exquisite two-bedroom two-bathroom apartment with balcony one is to swoon over. This architectural work-of-art features walls of sculptured floor-to-ceiling angled windows that fill every room with beautiful western light and stunning sunsets. Truly, this is not your ordinary run-of-the-mill apartment, this is a culmination of unique design, livability, light, and the epitome of West SoHo living. See floor plan and full details here.

One of the city's newest glass spires is nearing completion at 200 Amsterdam Avenue. Last week a state court unanimously reversed a prior decision that ruled the project violated city zoning rules and must lop off 20 of its 52 stories. Now, given the green light to proceed, sales and marketing have resumed on the tower's 112 one- to five-bedroom condominiums. Designed by Elkus Manfredi with CetraRuddy honing the interiors, spreads feature floor-to-ceiling window walls, contemporary kitchens, and far-reaching views over the Upper West Side. Crowning the 660-foot-high tower is the Penthouse Collection, a series of full-floor homes with high ceilings, terraces, and gorgeous 360-degree views that include Central Park and the Hudson River.

Delivery is anticipated later this year. Amenities include a spa, sauna, a 75-foot heated saltwater pool, and a fitness center with dedicated Pilates and yoga studio, children’s playroom, library, lounge, and a private dining room. 200 Amsterdam's 14 publically-marketed availabilities start at $3.075M for a 1,290-square-foot 1-bed/2-bath on the 19th floor. Find all current listings here.
From the Listing: This 1,290 square foot, one-bedroom, two-bath condominium with large Study makes a perfect pied-a-terre or full time residence. The Foyer, with a White Ice marble floor, is flanked by two hall closets and a full bath. It leads to an impressive open Kitchen and Living and Dining area with 10' ceilings, custom French White Oak floors in a chevron pattern, and soaring, floor-to-ceiling windows facing East. See floor plan and full details here.

From the Listing: PANORAMIC LIVING - Enjoy spectacular views from the luminous walls of glass, that make up this fifteen story 'iconic' tower. 52 East 4th is the 'ultimate' in downtown luxury living, featuring direct elevator access, surround sound, dramatic ceiling heights, architectural steel trusses, and state-of-the-art bathrooms and kitchen, all designed by Robert Scarano and Andre Escobar. See floor plan and full details here.

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From the Listing: Sunny Triple Mint True Three Bedroom in Tribeca. This true three-bedroom, three-bathroom condominium is a rare opportunity to purchase an apartment in Tribeca which incorporates floor-to-ceiling windows, a corner great room, and sunny outward-facing exposures in every space. Measuring approximately 1,862 square feet, this apartment faces south and west to the charming Belgian-blocked Greenwich Street--and a group of prototypical pre-war facades, for the likes of which Tribeca is best known. See floor plan and full details here.

From the Listing: Triple-mint, full-floor condominium with 4 bedroom 3.5 bathrooms, 2 balconies and over 2600 square feet of living space. This is the jewel that you have been waiting for on the Upper East Side. Perched high on the 35th floor with panoramic city, river and bridge views from every room, the breathtaking backdrop of this home is not to be missed from sunrise to sunset. See floor plan and full details here.

From the Listing: Newly Renovated and Turn-Key! Welcome to Residence 14-L at 2 River Terrace, a sprawling & open 3 bedrooms 3.5 bathroom home with stunning River views and a massive private outdoor roof deck. Penthouse 14-L has been completely renovated with no expense spared, including new 10'' wide plank natural oak floors throughout, custom millwork throughout, Calcutta gold marble and tilings in the bathrooms, heated Main bathroom floor, new automated Luton shades and lighting throughout, and a brand new landscaped terrace with deck, patio, and large real grass area including automated lighting and speaker systems. With the entire home encompassed by floor-to-ceiling windows, including the Master Bathroom, the home is flooded with natural light throughout the day. See floor plan and full details here.

Pery West, 173 Perry Street

The 11 apartments in Richard Meier's Modernist West Village apartment building were delivered with original floor plans, interiors, and finishes by the architect himself. Apartments are organized freely about an island kitchen unit. Floor-to-ceiling double-glazed windows wrap each apartment. Amenities include a 24-hour concierge and doorman, a fully-equipped fitness center, and a stunning lobby. Jean George's Restaurant is across the street and provides room service and catering. The building is known as one of the city's best for sunset views. And, of course, the West Village neighborhood is among the city's most sought-after.

From the Listing: Two Terraces, Two Bedrooms, Two Baths, and Just Renovated with Gorgeous New Chef's Kitchen in the iconic Richard Meier's 173 Perry Street Condominium. Move right into this turnkey 1,853 square foot home with 10+ foot ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows from the perfect height to watch the Hudson River boats float by beyond two new pier parks. Open views north and south to the Statue of Liberty. Enter into the windowed private landing with abundant storage and closets. First terrace to the right and second bedroom with full bath to the left. See floor plan and full details here.

50 West Street

Designed by acclaimed architect Helmut Jahn, this stunning addition to the downtown Manhattan skyline will be 780 feet and 64 stories high and offer unparalleled views of the New York Harbor, the Hudson and East Rivers, the Statue of Liberty, and Ellis Island. A distinguishing feature of the building's design is its floor-to-ceiling curved glass windows. Interior layouts and finishes in the one- through five-bedroom units are by Thomas Juul Hansen. The tower will offer four floors of state-of-the-art amenities including a fitness center, the Water Club, children's amenities and an enviable outdoor entertaining space on the 64th floor.

From the Listing: This expansive 2,309 square foot/214.5 square meter three bedroom/three and a half bath home with Southeastern exposure offers a double-height great room as well as an open kitchen with custom stained walnut cabinetry, granite countertops with waterfall island, Hansgrohe fixtures, and Miele and SubZero appliances, including 5 burner gas cooktop, exterior vented exhaust hood, oven, speed oven, 42 side-by-side refrigerator/freezer, wine refrigerator, and dishwasher. See floor plan and full details here.

40 Mercer Street

Developed by famed hotelier Andre Balazs and designed by starchitect Jean Nouvel, this downtown icon is recognizable by its glass curtain walls with panes in shades of red and blue. Situated on one of Soho's best blocks, the 14-story residence is a combination of luxury, elegance, innovative architecture and smart engineering. Apartments feature high ceilings, premium appliances and finishes and expansive spaces. Amenities include a 24-hour doorman and concierge, a garage with valet parking, private storage, a landscaped rooftop terrace and the M40 club just for residents.

From the Listing: An enviable living destination for the most discerning, Apartment 26 at Soho's exclusive modern masterpiece, 40 Mercer Street, offers the utmost privacy, luxuriousness, and discretion for its privileged resident. From the attentive staff and incomparable amenities to the distinctiveness of its design by renowned architect Jean Nouvel and hotelier extraordinaire Andre Balasz, this loft-like corner showplace exudes sophistication in every detail. See floor plan and full details here.

From the Listing: Panoramic serenity awaits in this stylish approx. 2,351 sq ft residence featuring approx. 11’ ceilings and sweeping views of the Hudson River and City skyline. With luxurious custom-designed interiors the apartment’s open floor plan accommodates gracious living and entertaining, while maximizing light and offering an abundance of wall space for art. See floor plan and full details here.

53 West 53rd Street

Designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Jean Nouvel, 53 West 53rd Street is a spectacular tower that's been more than a decade in the making. Behind its glass and metal façade are modern living spaces crafted by the renowned Thierry Despont. In addition to generously sized units and spectacular views, residents of this building will also receive free membership to the Museum of Modern Art, which neighbors the site.

From the Listing: This high floor 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath has an oversized living room with skyline views through floor-to-ceiling windows on 3 sides with north, west, and south exposures. The apartment features high ceilings, 4" wide plank solid American oak floors, and fully customized kitchen and baths. The windowed, eat-in kitchen is located off the living area, with polished statuary marble countertops and backlit marble backsplash, and custom back-painted glass cabinetry by Molteni. See floor plan and full details here.

100 Eleventh Avenue

Another Nouvel creation, 100 Eleventh Avenue stands out even in architecturally diverse Chelsea. Dispersed over its 21 floors are 72 apartments ranging from 890 to 4,675 square feet, each boasting their own unique and specially-designed, floor-to-ceiling window arrangement. Residents of the light-filled architectural masterpiece enjoy concierge services, a full-time doorman, a fitness center, a private screening room, and valet parking services. The High Line, art galleries and a flurry of fine dining options and shops also just steps away.

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From the Listing: Welcome to this unconventional 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath architectural masterpiece designed by Pritzker prize-winning architect, Jean Novel. Upon entering you are captured by the dramatic floor-to-ceiling windows offering the most breathtaking sunsets of the Hudson River and city views stretching from the iconic Empire State Building to the Statue of Liberty and Freedom Tower. See floor plan and full details here.

Time Warner Center


The Time Warner Center is a pair of luxury towers designed by David Childs of SOM, completed in 2004. 130 breathtaking apartments fill one of the towers, while the celebrated The Mandarin Oriental Hotel and its amenities fill the other. Situated at 80 Columbus Circle, residents enjoy a wonderful locale right next to Central Park, Lincoln Square, and countless 5-star restaurants and designer boutiques.


From the Listing: This dramatic penthouse is located high above Central Park on the 75th floor of the Time Warner Center at 25 Columbus Circle. Encompassing 4540 sf with 180-degree views from floor to ceiling windows and ceiling heights up to 14'. The PH offers jetliner views of the entire city, including sweeping views of Central Park, The Chrysler building, the Atlantic Ocean, and the Statue of Liberty facing west over to the Hudson River. See floor plan and full details here.

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