YIMBY recently toured COOKFOX’s 25 Park Row, and snapped the sunset and skyline views from the 41st floor of the 49-story, 665-foot tall residential skyscraper. Standing on what would be a full-floor unit, the space will soon be home to some of the best views of both Lower Manhattan, and Midtown to the north. The tower is developed by L&M Development Partners and the J&R Music Store founders, while sales of the 110 units are being handled by Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group.
Departing the exterior mechanical elevator, the first grand space looks northwards towards City Hall and Midtown in the distance. Views of Hudson Yards, the Empire State Building and Billionaire’s Row are easily seen beyond 56 Leonard’s glass facade catching the golden hour lighting as the sun sets.
Orienting the view to the left reveals a straight-on shot of the Woolworth Building and Robert A.M. Stern’s 30 Park Place, glowing in the last moments of orange afternoon light. With One World Trade Center and its spire beginning to light up at dusk, the Oculus also comes alive and begins to illuminate its 110 steel ribs against the backdrop of the dark tiled stone floors along Church Street and the surrounding public plazas.
For the time being, residents can also enjoy vistas that stretch to beyond Jersey City and Brookfield Place, across the Hudson River. When Two World Trade Center begins to ascend and bridge the void of the Lower Manhattan skyline, that view may disappear, but residents will still have a wide scope of the Financial District skyline without being within the cluster of its tallest skyscrapers.
Heading across the street is the sales gallery of 25 Park Row where a tall and slender model of the building is positioned directly in the center of the space. Illuminated from within, careful details have been considered, like Juliet balconies on almost every window facing City Hall Park, and the tall crown of the skyscraper capping the building. Renderings of the penthouse with the loggia show a bright interior space illuminated with abundant morning light, complimented by views of the Woolworth Building, the World Trade Center, and Midtown. Views of the Brooklyn Bridge and Manhattan Bridge also make an appearance from atop the building.
To fit within the context of City Hall, a tall, glass box was the antithesis of the project’s overall aesthetic. Choosing the right color scheme and textural appearance of the exterior stone panels, combined with black colored Juliet balcony railings, really gives the building its identity.
The use of the tiered setbacks above the lower commercial and amenity floors and the top of the crown respects the presence of 15 Park Row, and the history of New York’s traditional aesthetics.
25 Park Row is set to be completed in 2019.