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10 Barclay Street

Block 88 Lot 15

10 Barclay Street

10 Barclay Street, right, from the northwest

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.

Top of the tower

Top of tower

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.

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.

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