By Keith Flamer | Forbes
In New York, scoring the best view is golden—especially along the Hudson River, East River or Central Park. But what about downtown Manhattan, the heavily commercial district that’s trending more residential each year?
Downtown crowns a new skyscraper king for the panoramic prize (possibly Manhattan’s best view)—30 Park Place, whose Penthouse 82 claims new status as the tallest terraced penthouse in all of New York City. And for $30 million, it’s yours.
Brand new 30 Park Place (by renowned architect Robert A.M. Stern) offers 157 luxury residences perched high throughout 82 floors—waving the motto “where views kiss the sky.” Residences are serviced by Four Seasons Hotel New York (downtown).
Downtown Manhattan is generally viewed as a commercial haven but new residential projects are popping up across the east-to-west landscape, including Stern’s 70 Vestry Street, 19 Dutch (GKV Architects and SLCE Architects), 130 William Street (David Adjaye), 12 Warren (DDG), 11 Beach (Thomas Juul-Hansen) One Manhattan Square (Adamson Associates Architects).
Starchitects aren’t the only prominent names in the lower Manhattan game. Celebrities are flocking downtown (including the likes of Taylor Swift, Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen, Bradley Cooper)—either to be closer to Robert DeNiro or because the luxurious benefits (privacy, contemporary and exceptional views) are too enticing to pass up. At 30 Park Place, TV’s Priyanka Chopra (Quantico), Matthew Perry (Friends) and Yolanda Hadid (Real Housewives of Beverly Hills) are new neighbors with Larry Silverstein (visionary behind nearby World Trade Center’s post 9-11 resurgence). Silverstein just unpacked his bags at contemporary Penthouse 80, which presumably has an enviable view too.
Penthouse 82 soars 870 feet above downtown’s first Four Seasons Hotel at Church Street and Park Place in booming Tribeca. Designed by Stern and furnished by IMG, this penthouse roost sprawls 4,538 square feet across an entire floor, featuring four outdoor corner terraces with 360-degree views of Midtown Manhattan, the Hudson and East Rivers, the New York Harbor, and Statue of Liberty.
Penthouse 82 boasts all floor-to-ceiling windows, a guest reception hall, a library with a St. Tropez limestone fireplace, formal dining room and adjacent family room, butler's pantry, and a master bedroom suite with dual marble master bathrooms. The 30 Park Place tower also includes 40,000 square feet of amenities (e.g. 75-foot-long pool), and full suite hotel services managed by Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts.