The Top 10 NYC Buildings to Watch in 2020


New York is known for many things—its cultural attractions, it's amazing shopping, and its incredible food, just to name a few. However, few things in the city are quite as impressive as its architecture, with incredible new buildings cropping up year after year. This year, these are the buildings everyone will be talking about—and trying to call home.

Central Park Tower: Finding a home with a view of Central Park may seem like a pipe dream for most New Yorkers, but that’s exactly what residents of Central Park Tower can enjoy every single day. The Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill-designed skyscraper offers some of the city’s best views of the park from each residence’s floor-to-ceiling windows, as well as an enviable amenities suite, including The Central Park Club, a collection of luxury amenities spanning 50,000 square feet, including a state-of-the-art fitness center, spa, and pool deck with cabanas and food and beverage service.

15 West 61st Street: There are few places in New York that offer better views of Central Park than 15 West 61st Street. In addition to its white-glove staff, including a 24-hour doorman and concierge, the building is home to a porte-cochere, fireplace-lit lounge, wraparound landscaped outdoor terrace, and a stunning rooftop loggia providing the perfect place for an al fresco meal, as well as gorgeous views of the park and Columbus Circle below.

1010 Park Avenue: More than just an iconic address, 1010 Park Avenue is home to some of the city’s most standout amenities, too. In addition to the building’s nine full-floor homes, which offer custom kitchens from Smallbone of Devizes in a choice of finishes and unparalleled views from each residence’s oversized windows, residents can enjoy luxe extras like an indoor pool, fireplace-warmed drawing room, screening room, fitness center, and circus-themed children’s playroom.

555TEN: You don’t have to buy a home to enjoy top-of-the-line amenities anymore. Case in point: The luxury rentals at 555TEN offer some of Manhattan’s most plush lifestyle spaces, including a health and wellness floor with an indoor pool, a fitness studio with spin and boxing classes, on-site pet care from Throw Me a Bone, a bowling alley, children’s playroom, and arcade, and a pool deck on the roof with private cabanas.

EVGB: With a name like “East Village’s Greatest Building,” EVGB has some pretty big shoes to fill. Luckily, this East Village rental more than delivers, with spacious modern homes ranging from studio lofts to three-bedrooms complemented by amenities like a 19,000-square-foot roof deck, a state-of-the-art fitness center, indoor saltwater lap pool, residents’ lounge, and attended lobby.

The Chatsworth: Old world charm and modern conveniences meld seamlessly at The Chatsworth. The Upper West Side building offers all the style of a pre-war building, from crown moldings to spacious foyers with coffered ceilings to herringbone floors, while modern amenities, like a stylish residents’ lounge, children’s playroom, screening room, and game room make it stand out from the pack.

Hillrose 28: Looking for modern comforts in one of the city’s most convenient locations? Then look no further than Hillrose 28. Located in the highly sought-after Rose Hill neighborhood, the modern tower offers stunning views from its oversized windows and ample outdoor space, thanks to spacious terraces throughout the building.

Skyline Tower: Want the best views of Manhattan? Then you’ve got to head to Long Island City. Luckily, Skyline Tower offers not only incredible views of Manhattan’s most iconic sights, its homes are second to none, with stunning modernist kitchens featuring quartz slab counters and backsplashes, stainless steel appliances, and Bosch appliances, marble master baths, and floor-to-ceiling windows perfect for showing off those peerless views.

25 Park Row: Lower Manhattan just got its piece de resistance in the form of 25 Park Row. The luxury building not only offers some of the most beautiful views of the financial district, thanks to spacious terraces and oversized casement windows offering 270-degree exposures in some homes, its residences are outfitted with thoughtful touches like marble-surrounded fireplaces, Juliet balconies, loggias, and windowed gourmet kitchens with integrated Miele appliances.

200 Amsterdam: As if anyone needed another reason to love the Upper West Side, 200 Amsterdam has set a new bar for luxury living in the highly-coveted neighborhood. Residents can enjoy spacious open kitchens accented with Carrara marble and built-in top-of-the-line appliances, oversized windows offering stunning views, and elegant marble-clad master baths with freestanding soaker tubs perfect for relaxing in at the end of a long day.

Whether you’re looking for Park Avenue elegance or downtown cool, this crop of gorgeous homes is sure to have something that sparks your passion. With homes this elegant and amenities this enviable, you might just find yourself ready to pack your suitcase and go.

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