Sky Origami Sky-High Oasis Sky High Retreat

by | Apr 8, 2020 | Architecture, Downtown Living, Featured, Featured, Lifestyle, Real Estate



is a testament to human connection, and 77 Greenwich, one of the newest luxury residential towers rising into the NYC skyline, offers the ultimate perch from which to behold the bustling streets and beautiful vistas that surround it. Standing at the intersection of Battery Park City, Tribeca, and the Financial District, the building will seamlessly incorporate retail, educational, and residential uses, thanks to the unparalleled vision of two design luminaries: FXCollaborative and Deborah Berke Partners.

Together, the two firms have created a soaring, 500-foot, 42-story, environmentally sustainable haven with a stepped-glass curtain wall façade that offers each of its 90 condominiums stunning views of New York Harbor or the Hudson River. The distinctive shape, irregular against the NY street grid, is elongated to expand the view from each condo, while giving the appearance that the building has been stretched thin.

The ground-floor lobby is designed with dark granite floors and bleached mahogany walls and ceiling baffles, while the residential floors are filled with natural light. Every hallway and the heart of each condo is lit by large windows that reveal the sky and let sunlight in. “As you come up into the building,” says Stephen Brockman, Partner, and LEED AP at Deborah Berke Partners, “you start to ascend into the sky.”

The residences,

which range from one to four bedrooms, were designed by Deborah Berke Partners with clean lines and light colors, to highlight the open living areas and panoramic, floor-to-ceiling windows. 77 Greenwich is meant to act as a refuge, a serene respite from the busy day-to-day of the city far below.


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77 Greenwich Living Room


The tower

was also designed to encourage a sense of community. Each floor has only a few condos, allowing residents to get to know their neighbors. Shared amenity spaces on the 41st and 42nd floors feature a catering kitchen, a private dining area, and a children’s activity room. There is also a 3,600-ft rooftop garden, a “meditation deck,” and a double-height fitness center, as well as a built-in dog park which is located on a lower floor. Even the apartment interiors were devised for families and gatherings: The living rooms, kitchens, and dining rooms are all in one open space. “It really is this communal, active environment,” says Brockman.


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77 Greenwich Roofdeck


The 8-story cast-stone base of the building –

which incorporates an-1810 landmarked rowhouse, the Robert and Anne Dickey House— will also house a new public elementary school, a promising sign for the neighborhood. “I think it’s a telling story,” says Stephan Dallendorfer, partner at FXCollaborative, “that SCA (New York City School Construction Authority) sees that there’s a demand for schools down in the area, gravitating to a family-oriented neighborhood.” The retail spaces will also be located on the building’s ground level and lower floors.


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77 Greenwich


Jacqueline Urgo, president of The Marketing Directors –

the exclusive sales and marketing agency for the residential portion of the tower believes that the residences will be “exceptionally well-received” in the marketplace. “Our targeted clientele is singles and professional couples, with a big walk-to-work aspect,” she says. “But we’re also targeting young families based on how downtown is growing as a residential destination—and by virtue of the size of our apartments.”

Work on 77 Greenwich should be completed sometime in 2020, but condo sales have already begun. “It feels ready to occupied,” says Brockman. “We spent a lot of time and effort to design something that feels special.”

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