One of the things that amaze me most about New York – and those who have been with me for a long time know my speech – is the speed with which things happen here and the ability that the city has to reinvent itself and present novelties. In addition to all the city’s classic locations, there is always news – and that is what makes a trip to here never the same (and what ensures their residents never get bored!). I always get super excited to learn about the new projects in the city – and as I do it from time to time, I like to pick out some of it and show it to you!
One Wall Street – I had the pleasure of conferring this work closely – and when I say “closely”, I mean literally! I attended a private visit with a press group to learn more about this building which is the largest conversion project in the history of the city. The One Wall Street, formerly Irving Trust Building, located to the west of the stock exchange, is undergoing a gigantic renovation, which will convert a commercial building to a residential one, a work that will complete next year. The 51-storey building will consist of 566 apartments ranging from studios to four-bedroom flats, with an award-winning penthouse in a 20th-century Landmark Art deco building designed by the New York Times’s “architect of the Century”, Ralph Walker. In addition, the building will feature 16,000 square meters of commercial space for up to eight tenants, establishing a new retail corridor along one of the city’s most well-known streets – Wall Street. The first tenant has already been announced: the Whole Foods Market, which will have three floors. In addition, the Life Time Gym/resort will also occupy 6800 square meters of the building. The apartment sales of One Wall Street will be launched later this year and prices starting from US $960,000.