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The black glass facade of Solow Building Company’s One United Nations Park imposes itself on the periphery of the East River skyline and the passer-by's consciousness. Once inside, the lofty edifice designed by Richard Meier & Partners can't help but inspire awe even in the wake of its founder's fall from grace. The revolving doors, themselves made of black glass, stand in stark juxtaposition with the travertine walls, floor, and desk, not to mention the Joan Miró triptych hanging in the atrium lobby. Yet the doors, like the windows, are only black when looked at from outside. Inside, the glass is transparent.
Being able to see while remaining unseen elevates the experience of being within One United Nations Park. Knowing, however, that one can always look out binds one’s self to the building, quickly creating a sense of intimacy, like sharing a secret that one knows will be kept in safe hands. It’s a feeling that will soon become familiar to many as a new batch of rentals on the third through 27th floors has been released onto the market.
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Unlike their condo counterparts, which start on the 28th floor and from $1.385 million, the rentals do not come outfitted with full home automation technology. However, these residents do have access to the building's extensive amenities. These include a fitness center with Technogym equipment and a yoga studio, a 70' swimming pool, a lounge with billiards table and tabletop games, a 12-seat screening room, and a children's playroom. Moreover, the building's distributed antenna system imbues it with a signal boost for all major phone carriers, allowing for reception everywhere in the building.
Rental prices at One United Nations Park start at $3,512/month for studios, $4,302/month for one-bedrooms, $6,485/month for two-bedrooms, and $8,682/month for three-bedrooms. All prices are net effective, and can undoubtedly seem staggering when compared to the Murray Hill median, which ranges from $2,983/month for studios to $6,550/month for three-bedrooms (per CityRealty listings). However, One United Nations Park's architectural credentials, impressive infrastructure and interiors, and array of amenities can't help but drive prices up.
685-First-Avenue-004 View to the northeast of the United Nations from 685 First Avenue (Solow)

Floor-to-ceiling windows, 9' ceilings, and foyers and hallways give even the smallest studio a spacious, airy atmosphere.

685-First-Avenue-4 Kitchen via Tim Williams

Open kitchens come outfitted with white Caesarstone quartz countertops, Grohe polished chrome fixtures, and Bosch appliances.

Model master bedroom

Load-bearing columns are designed to look like deliberate aesthetic choices, and air conditioning and heating vents are carefully hidden in the sleek design.

Expansive master suites feature walk-in closets large enough to accommodate a full table.

685-First-Avenue-06 Secondary bedroom

All windows come with solar shades, and select units come with private terraces.

685-First-Avenue-06 Typical bath

In the sumptuous baths, Carrara marble floors and Thassos stone walls beautifully complement the polished chrome fixtures and custom Italian vanities.

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