It can be challenging to find affordable apartments for sale in New York City, but if what you’re looking for is luxury, then there’s no shortage of available options. Luxury towers keep popping up on the city skyline, as you’ve surely noticed, and they’re filling up fast.
The city is historically one of the priciest in the world, both for residents and for businesses. It would seem, however, that there is still plenty of demand for luxurious condos with views of Central Park and an endless array of amenities. Developers are hard at work building taller - and fancier - residential towers, not only in Manhattan but in Brooklyn and Queens, too.
If you’re thinking of investing big in a fancy New York City apartment, then we recommend you check out these 20 upscale condo buildings that we feel are best-in-class when it comes to NYC luxury living. Find them all below, in no particular order, and start saving up.
Trump International | 1 Central Park West
The 52-story Trump International Hotel and Tower was built back in 1960 by The Trump Organization and designed by Thomas E. Stanley. The Upper West Side tower incorporates 167 hotel units on the first 17 floors, while the upper portion features residential condos with impressive views of Manhattan. The skyscraper at 1 Central Park West boasts plenty of amenities, including a doorman, a parking garage, a fitness center, and a swimming pool. Asking prices for a condo at Trump International average around $27 million.
432 Park Avenue
If you're looking for a luxury condo in Manhattan, this is the place to start. Located in Midtown East, the 96-story 432 Park Avenue tower was developed by CIM Group and Macklowe Properties and designed by ‘starchitect’ Rafael Viñoly. The 2015-built skyscraper is the tallest residential tower in the world, and the second-tallest building in New York City, after One World Trade Center. The 125-unit Billionaires’ Row building features amenities like a fitness center, a doorman, a rooftop deck, a swimming pool, and a pied-a-terre is also allowed.
One57 | 157 West 57th Street
The tower dubbed One57 was developed by Extell Development Company in 2013, with a design by renowned architect Christian de Portzamparc. The 90-story tower offers 92 luxury condominiums perched atop a 210-key, five-star Park Hyatt Hotel, and is the tallest mixed-use building in NYC. The Central Park South tower features an indoor swimming pool, a private restaurant, yoga and fitness rooms, a library, a conference center, as well as access to the amenities at the Park Hyatt.
70 Vestry Street
The 14-story, 46-unit tower rising at 70 Vestry Street in Tribeca was completed in 2018 by the Related Companies, boasting a design by Robert A.M. Stern. Interiors were designed by AD100 architect Daniel Romualdez. Amenities at the luxury building include a double-height, artwork-filled lobby, a lavish spa suite with sauna and steam rooms, an 82-foot indoor swimming pool, and a children’s pool. There’s also a squash court, a yoga studio, a residents’ lounge, a cafe, and a Pilates studio.
15 Hudson Yards
Developed by the Related Companies and Oxford Properties and designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro, the 88-story tower at 15 Hudson Yards was completed in 2019. The Chelsea luxury tower features 285 apartments with interiors envisioned by the Rockwell Group. Building amenities include a fitness center, a parking garage, a swimming pool, a rooftop deck, pied-a-terre, and plenty of storage space.
Central Park Tower | 217 West 57th Street
The 131-story Central Park Tower at 217 West 57th Street was developed by Extell Development Company and the Shanghai Municipal Investment Group. It boasts a design by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, and it topped out in 2019. The Central Park South luxury tower features 179 apartments and a plethora of top-notch amenities, including a doorman, a fitness center, a parking garage, a rooftop deck, and a swimming pool.
520 Park Avenue
Completed in 2015 with Zeckendorf Development and Robert A.M. Stern Architects at the helm, the 54-story luxury tower at 520 Park Avenue in Lenox Hill is the epitome of NYC upscale living. The 35-unit skyscraper offers over 15,000 square feet worth of amenities, including an outside garden, a fitness center, a private movie theater, a swimming pool, a children’s playroom, and wine cellars.
565 Broome Street
Developed by Bizzi & Partners Development and Aronov Development, the 30-story tower rising at 565 Broome Street in Hudson Square was completed in 2018. The tower was designed by world-renowned architect Renzo Piano and features 115 upscale apartments and a wide array of amenities. Residents at 565 Broome Soho enjoy a doorman, a swimming pool, a fitness center, a pied-a-terre, and a rooftop deck.
220 Central Park South
The 70-story, 117-unit tower at 220 Central Park South is one of the best-selling buildings in NYC. Developed by Vornado Realty Trust and designed by Robert A.M. Stern, the Central Park South tower offers residents an endless list of luxury amenities, including a porte-cochere, a swimming pool, an athletic club, a juice bar, a basketball court, a golf simulator, a wine cellar, and private dining rooms. In January 2019, 220 CPS was the setting of the priciest home sale in U.S. history, as billionaire Ken Griffin paid $238 million for a penthouse in the building.
The Jackson | 13-33 Jackson Avenue
The 11-story upscale residential tower at 13-33 Jackson Avenue in Long Island City was finalized in 2016. It was developed by Charney Construction and Development and Ascent Development and designed by Fogarty Finger. The Jackson, as the Queens project is known, features 56 luxury units and plenty of amenities, including a 24-hour attended lobby, a residents-only parking garage, a fitness center, and a landscaped rooftop garden. Developers are also offering a 421a 15-year tax abatement.
The Woolworth Tower Residence | 2 Park Place
The Woolworth Building is one of the most iconic staples on the NYC skyline. Built in 1913 with a recognizable design by Cass Gilbert, the 55-story tower underwent several changes in its history. The top 30 floors were converted to luxury condos in 2012, under the aesthetic direction of Thierry W. Despont and Alchemy Properties. The 32 condos dubbed The Woolworth Tower Residences come with amenities such as a restored Woolworth Pool with a sauna and hot tub, The Gilbert Lounge on the 29th floor, a personal fitness center on the 13th floor, a wine cellar and a curated tasting room.
11 Hoyt Street
The 57-story Downtown Brooklyn tower at 11 Hoyt Street was developed by Tishman Speyer and completed in 2019. It was designed by the Jeanne Gang-led, Chicago-based architecture firm Studio Gang, which is known for creating the unique Aqua Tower in the Windy City. The building, part of the redevelopment of the former Macy’s Brooklyn branch, offers 481 condos designed by Michaelis Boyd Associates. Units come with 8-foot windows, 10-foot ceilings, wide-plank oak floors, custom cabinetry and elegant chef’s kitchens with Italian lava stone countertops.
On Prospect Park | 1 Grand Army Plaza
Also known as Richard Meier on Prospect Park, 1 Grand Army Plaza was completed in 2008 just steps from The Brooklyn Museum, the Botanic Garden, and the Brooklyn Library. The 15-story tower was designed by Richard Meier and features 99 one- to four-bedroom condos and penthouses. Each unit provides ample natural light, city views, and access to amenities like a meeting room, billiards room, concierge, a children’s room, and a 30,000-square-foot health club with an indoor swimming pool.
One Brooklyn Bridge Park | 360 Furman Street
The 12-story tower at 360 Furman Street in Brooklyn Heights was developed by the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation and completed in 1928. Dubbed One Brooklyn Bridge Park, the tower offers 440 apartments, 80,000 square feet of retail space, and over 500 parking spaces. Amenities at the luxury loft building include a 3,000-square-foot gym, three cardio rooms, a 9-seater screening room, a music room with a mini grand piano, children’s playrooms, a yoga studio, a pool/billiards room, and an outdoor putting green.
56 Leonard Street
The 60-story luxury condo tower at 56 Leonard Street was developed by Alexico Group and Hines and was designed by Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron. Completed in 2017, ‘The Jenga Building,’ as some call it, offers 146 luxury Tribeca apartments for sale. Residents get to enjoy uninterrupted views of the city skyline, private balconies, an infinity pool, fitness and yoga rooms, a movie screening room, and a private dining area. The top floors house ten unique penthouses with stunning views, private elevators, wood-burning fireplaces, and grand entry galleries.
One Waterline Square
Waterline Square is a $2.3 billion luxury condominium and rental project located close to the Hudson River on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. It consists of three residential towers developed by GID Development Group, each tower designed by a renowned architecture firm. One Waterline Square was designed by Richard Meier & Partners Architects and features 56 condos and 216 rental units. The interiors were envisioned by Champalimaud Design, and boast elegant finishes and state-of-the-art appliances and materials.
111 Murray Street
The 64-story Tribeca residential tower at 111 Murray Street was developed by Fisher Brothers, Witkoff, and New Valley. It was designed by world-class architects at Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates and consists of more than 20,000 square feet of upscale amenities. Residents can enjoy a sprawling lounge with 15-foot ceilings and an oversized stone and steel fireplace, a private dining room, a 75-foot lap pool, and an additional 25-foot-wide splash pool, as well as a wellness center with treatment rooms, saunas, and a hair salon.
The Four Seasons Private Residences | 30 Park Place
Developed by Silverstein Properties and designed by Robert A.M. Stern, the 82-story Tribeca tower at 30 Park Place was completed in 2016. The 157 Four Seasons Private Residences New York Downtown is perched atop the Four Seasons Hotel. Residents at the luxury condos enjoy access to amenities like a fitness center, a swimming pool, pied-a-terre, a doorman, a laundry room, and a parking garage, among others.
Dubbed 53W53, the 82-story luxury condo tower at 53 West 53rd Street in Midtown was developed by Hines, Pontiac Land Group, and Goldman Sachs in 2019. The Jean Nouvel-designed tower offers 145 apartments for sale, as well as a plethora of amenities like a doorman, a fitness center, a golf simulator, a rooftop deck, a parking garage, and a swimming pool. Apartments at 53W53 range from $3 million for a one-bedroom to over $80 million for a top-floor duplex penthouse.
40 Bond Street
The 11-story residential building at 40 Bond Street in Noho was completed in 2007. It was the firm New York City project for Swiss architecture firm Herzog & de Meuron designed for the Ian Schrager Company. The Swiss firm worked on the project alongside Handel Architects. The property features 26 luxury units for sale, divided into ‘townhouses’ and ‘departments,’ and amenities like a fitness center, a laundry room, a doorman, and easy access to the shopping and dining destinations in Soho and Noho.