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295 Greenwich Street

Between Warren Street & Chambers Street

Key Details

  • Year Built 1987
    Building Type Condominium
    Neighborhood Tribeca
  • Total Apartments 261
    Total Floors 11
    Doorman FT Doorman
$1,687
Avg. Price / ft2
$76
Avg. Price / ft2
$1,462
Avg. Price / ft2

Rating

21
Out of 44

Architecture Rating: 21 / 44

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31
Out of 36

Location Rating: 31 / 36

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14
Out of 39

Features Rating: 14 / 39

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8
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74

CityRealty Rating Reference

 
Architecture
  • 30+ remarkable
  • 20-29 distinguished
  • 11-19 average
  • < 11 below average
 
Location
  • 27+ remarkable
  • 18-26 distinguished
  • 9-17 average
  • < 9 below average
 
Features
  • 22+ remarkable
  • 16-21 distinguished
  • 9-15 average
  • < 9 below average
 

Description

Two virtually identical buildings that both occupy a full blockfront on Greenwich Street, these are noted for their rounded corners topped with domed piping.

Designed by Gruzen Samton Steinglass, one of the city's premier residential architectural firms, these buildings were developed by The Charles H. Shaw Company, which is based in Chicago, but active in New York.

The naked structure of the domes is rather startling. One almost expects a truck to arrive with the canvas or tarpaulin to cover them at any moment. The silo-like shape of the corners is also rather odd in such a rectilinear city, but one assumes that the architects modeled their dome tops on the similarly low dome of one of Cesar Pelli's huge office towers at the World Financial Center just a few blocks to the south and across the infamous and broad West Side Highway.

These 11-story structures have more than 130 condominium apartments in each building and are quite conservative in appearance so the exposed dome structures are not really precursors of the Deconstructionist movement that swept through architectural circles shortly after their construction in late 1986.

The buildings use an attractive large red brick and the large, recessed windows are handsomely set in green-framed sliding sash.

Although Elliot Willensky and Norval White were not overly amused by this pair in their book, "The A. I. A. Guide to New York City, Third Edition," (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1988)—"curved greenhouse cornices suggest a receding hairline; pipe grids at the roof corners read as trivial pursuits"—the buildings actually are quite decent and recall some of the great Chicago architecture at the turn of the 20th Century, sans the domes, of course.

The domes may be trivial pursuits, but in a city desperate for follies they are most welcome. Indeed, these buildings were paid the highest form of flattery: the neighboring building on the north side of Chambers Street, Dalton on Greenwich at 303 Greenwich Street, rounded its corner also, albeit sans dome. The result is a nice three-block stretch of modest but robust new residential buildings that added significantly to the area's attractiveness.

Authors Willensky and White did praise, correctly, the buildings' rounded corners "that ease the turning of odd-angled streets."

It should be noted that apart from many public housing projects the erection of twin buildings on adjacent blockfronts is a great rarity in the city and praiseworthy.

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Building Amenities

  • Concierge
  • FT Doorman
  • Post War
  • Basement Storage
  • Garden
  • Health Club
  • Roof Deck
  • Washer/Dryer in building
  • Elevator
  • Outdoor Entertainment Space
  • Courtyard
  • Bike Room
  • Live-In Superintendent
  • Terraces / Balconies
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Apartments for Sale at 295 Greenwich Street (1)

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Available Apts
$1.1M - $1.1M
Price Range
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Carter Horsley's Review

Carter Horsley's Building Review
"Two virtually identical buildings that both occupy a full blockfront on Greenwich Street, these are noted for their rounded corners topped with domed piping.
Designed by Gruzen Samton Steinglass, one of the city's premier residential architectural firms, these buildings were developed by The Charles H. Shaw Company, which is based in Chicago, but active in New York." Read Carter's Full Review
Pros
  • Good public transportation
  • Doorman
  • Convenient to Ground Zero
  • Concierge
  • Convenient to TriBeCa restaurants
  • Near PS 234
  • Convenient to Battery Park City
  • Close to Subway
Cons
  • No health club
  • No sidewalk landscaping
  • Many apartments
  • No sundeck
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Subways

  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
at West Broadway 0.09 miles
  1. A
  2. C
  3. E
at Church 0.18 miles
  1. R
at Broadway and Warren 0.28 miles
  1. J
  2. Z
  3. 4
  4. 5
at Broadway 0.40 miles
  1. 6
at Centre and Reade 0.41 miles
 

Sales Summary - Past 12 Months

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Past 12 Months
$1,462
Avg. Price / ft2
Based on 2 Sales
 

Closing History - Last 10 sales

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10
Units Sold
$640K - $1.7M
Price Range
$1,435
Avg. Price / ft2

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In The Neighborhood: What’s Available & Sales Stats

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  • 417 Available for Sale
  • $2,290 Avg. Price / Ft2
  • $6,058,478 Avg. Price
  • $4,150,000 Median Price
  1. Most Expensive One Hundred Barclay Tribeca Apt Penthouse | $59,000,000
    Price / ft2 $4,058
  2. Least Expensive 184 Franklin Street Apt 6 | $799,000
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  • 96 Available for Rent
  • $84 Avg. Price / Ft2
  • $13,406 Avg. Price
  • $12,909 Median Price
  1. Most Expensive 142 Duane Street Apt PH1 | $39,000
    Price / ft2 $65
  2. Least Expensive 200 Chambers Street Apt 6R | $3,700
    Price / ft2 $77
Data is based on sales from past 12 months and only transactions for which we have approximate square footage information available are included above
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  • 347 Total Sales
  • $2,151 Avg. Price / Ft2
  • $5,089,810 Avg. Price
  • $3,795,000 Median Price
  1. Most Expensive 443 Greenwich Street Apt PHA | $43,787,805
    Price / ft2 $5,110
  2. Least Expensive 295 Greenwich Street Apt 11ON | $656,000
    Price / ft2 $1,491

Alternate Addresses

  • 164 Chambers Street
  • 168 Chambers Street
  • 166 Chambers Street

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