Zeckendorf Development with Global Holdings today announced that sales have been launched at 50 United Nations Plaza , the first residential tower in the United States designed by Foster + Partners.
Occupying a location across from the United Nations Headquarters, the new condominium will have 88 residences with expansive interior layouts, views of the UN Secretariat building, the East River, the Chrysler Building and the New York skyline.
The sales office, located at 866 United Nations Plaza, First Avenue and E49th Street, was designed by the renowned firm of Gabellini Sheppard.
“50 United Nations Plaza is destined to become an international landmark, defined by its modern architecture and renowned location,” stated William L. Zeckendorf, co-chairman of Zeckendorf Development. “This neighborhood is of great personal significance to my brother Arthur and I, as our maternal grandfather Trygve Lie was the first UN Secretary General, and our paternal grandfather assembled the land upon which the UN Secretariat building now stands.”
Located adjacent to Dag Hammarskjold Plaza at First Avenue and 46th Street, 50 United Nations Plaza is scheduled to be completed in late 2014. Residences will range in size from one-bedroom apartments at 1,147 square feet, two bedrooms from 1,132 square feet to 1,636 square feet, three bedrooms range from 2,609 square feet to 3,004 square feet, and full-floor penthouses with five bedroom and two staff rooms at 5,893 square feet, as well as a triplex penthouse measuring 15,597 s/f, which combines a top two floor duplex penthouse along with an adjacent simplex penthouse, one floor below.
The penthouse features an infinity edge pool and, weighing more than ten thousand pounds, a stainless steel staircase floats within a glass enclosed double height space linking the upper and lower floors.
The full service building will be staffed with 24-hour doormen, concierge, a live-in manager and staff of building porters.
A private motor court and garden leads to a lobby, and a resident’s-only garage with 88 parking spaces – one for each residence that can be purchased for $150,000 per space. Residents will also have the option to purchase private wine cellars and additional storage space.
“We are thrilled to again partner with Zeckendorf Development on creating another premier New York City residential condominium,” stated Eyal Ofer, Chairman of Global Holdings. “With a location facing one of the most famous and important buildings in the world, 50 United Nations Plaza will attract considerable interest from buyers who recognize there is no other opportunity in New York City to own a home created by one of today’s great architects.”
“The collaboration between Foster + Partners, Zeckendorf Development and Global Holdings will set new standards for luxury living and create one of the most memorable residential buildings in the world, which will fit securely and independently among New York’s iconic towers,” stated Arthur Zeckendorf, co-chairman of Zeckendorf Development.