50 West Street is a 735-foot high residential tower with 191 condominiums located in lower Manhattan in New York City. The tower’s small footprint combined with its height creates a very dramatic and slender shape. At its base, the tower slopes inward to form a generous public plaza that leads to a new bridge spanning West Street.
The sloped top at Level 64 is a unique and recognizable feature on the city’s skyline. The edge of the top is sharp and crisp, reinforced with a concrete ring beam, illuminated at night to form a glowing silhouette. The outdoor recreational area and adjoining lounge look southward through an open sky window offering spectacular views towards lower Manhattan and beyond. The tower’s shaft houses 3 to 4 apartments per floor and in the lower tier, the apartments have two story living rooms, which bring more interest and transparency to the façade. The Main Amenity Floor is on Level 5 and has a film screening room, lounge, library, game room and conference facility. The Health Club is located directly below on Level 4, and a 3 lane 20 yard swimming pool has been built in the Lower Level beneath the Main Lobby.
50 West is sleek and transparent – it has a crisp and special façade with a highly recognizable top and high quality public spaces. The curved glass corners and distinctive top give the building a highly refined, sculptural character that is a striking addition to the lower Manhattan skyline.