By Carter B. Horsley
This 58-story, mid-block, rental apartment
building was erected in 2007 directly across the street from the
mid-rise portion of the great Woolworth building that is one of
the icons of the city and overlooks City Hall Park.
This tower was erected by Glenwood Management,
one of the city's largest developers of luxury rental towers and
was designed by Costas Kondylis.
It has 451 apartments.
The building has a 24-hour doorman and a barrel-vaulted
lobby with marble floors bordered by mosaic stone and limestone
walls. John Saladino designed the public spaces that include a
three-story colonnade and statuary bronze entrnaces and two Rojo
Alicante marble fountains and stone gargoyles.
The tower is to the west of the Transportation
Building at 225 Broadway, a 44-story office building, and to the
east of St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church.
The building has 19,271 square feet of community facility space,
a health club and a 75-car garage.
It is a few blocks to the north and east of
Ground Zero and is very convenient to public transportation, TriBeCa
and the Financial District.
The building has spectacular views.
In 2007, Larry Silverstein announced that Robert
A. M. Stern was designing a taller tower across the street and
to the west of the Woolworth Building that will include hotel
rooms and condo apartments. It is replacing a mid-rise office
building at 99 Church Street and will be known as 30 Park Place.
In a July 24, 2008 article in the New York
News, Mallory Carra and Jason Sheftell wrote that Glenwood has
more than 20 rental buildings in Manhattan and it quoted Gary
Jacob, an executive vice president with the company that "We
used to think swimming pools were the most important to our renters"
but "around 1991, we discovered that individual apartments
having their own washer and dryer were the most important thing."
The building also has a bamboo-floored yoga
studio, a conference room and a screening room with a projection
system and theater seating.
The building, where rents range upward from
$5,495 for a two-bedroom unit in 2008, also has an extensive lounge,
an island/bar, a kitchen and a bathroom. Young, hip renters came
in droves. Fashion models, actors and media people all live in
The building is also known as 105 Duane Street,
1 Trimble Place, and 10 Thomas Street.
While the building unfortunately imposes itself
too closely to the great Woolworth Building, it does have a nicely
modelled form and an elegant top.