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Top 10 New York Condo Buildings with Awesome Sunset Views

We know that viewing sunsets is one of life’s supreme joys, but there are joys and then are slightly better joys. Architect Le Corbusier is said to have built a country house for his mother with a wall in the field with a hole in it for viewing sunsets—all the better for bringing them into focus and concentration. Let the residents of Battery Park City and Riverside Boulevard and Riverside Drive with unobstructed vistas of the setting sun over New Jersey go blind with their unfiltered exposure. Real Manhattanites know that the best views have something upfront, not necessarily personal, to add some drama. Here are a few of the best buildings to see the sun dip below the horizon.

#1 - 100 Eleventh Avenue

With 1,647 different sized and differently canted windows this Chelsea tower overlooking the Hudson River offers a staggering number of vistas somewhat akin to a fractured set of eyeglasses.


  • Three apartments currently for sale from $3,975,000 to $8,450,000

#2 - 165 Charles Street

The southernmost of Richard Meier's three mid-rise Modernist apartment houses in the West Village facing the Hudson River, this won also has great vistas to the south


  • Three apartments currently for sale from $1,599,000 to $29,950,000

#3 - Liberty House, 377 Rector Place

 This 26-story tower at Battery Park City was erected in 1986 by Milstein Organization and its design by James Stewart Polshek & Partners is notable for rooftop ornament symbolic of a lighthouse facing the Statue of Liberty.


  • Six apartments currently for sale from $735,000 to $3,700,000

#4 - 180 Riverside Boulevard

A 40-story tower erected in 1999 with 412 condominum apartments amd 104 rented to moderate-income households under the state's 421-A Affordable Housing program, this building was designed by Costas Kondylis in the middle of Trump Place that subsequently became known as Riverside South and commands spectacular sunset vistas. 



#5 - The Paterno, 440 Riverside Drive

 This wonderful apartment building and the Colosseum, which is faces across 116th Street, both were designed by Schwartz & Gross and have very broad and impressive curves that shun full frontality with sunsets.

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#6 - New York By Gehry, 8 Spruce Street

 Lower Manhattan's tallest residential tower, this rental building was designed by Frank O. Gehry with a stainless steel facade that ripples on three sides amplifying the tantalizations of the city's sunsets



#7 - Silver Towers, 620 West 42nd Street

 The glistening twin silver-colored apartment towers of this project out-dazzle the earlier and smaller high-rise buildings closer to the Hudson River put up by the same developer, Larry Silverstein and these have a gigantic Tom Otterness "boy" to buoy one's spirits on cloudy days



#8 - Hotel Carlyle, 35 East 76th Street

 For decades, this 40-story Art Deco tower on Madison Avenue dominated the Upper East Side skyline and its continued isolation permits it to retain its splendid sunset views over Central Park


  • Five apartments currently for sale from $1,495,000 to $17,950,000

#9 - 1 Fifth Avenue

Designed in 1927 by Helmle  & Corbettt with Sugarman & Berger, this is one of the city's premier residential skyscrapers and it dominates Washington Square Park, Lower Fifth Avenue and Greenwich Village.


  • Two apartments currently for sale from $1,375,000 to $12,230,000

#10 - One Beacon Court, 151 East 58th Street

This mixed-use tower just to the south of Bloomingdale's definitively answers the question of what good is a sunset if it doesn't have the Empire State Building and the rest of midotwn in front of it.


  • Seven apartments currently for sale from $6,000,000 to $35,000,000

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