There’s no question that high-end art can drive luxury sales and that many collectors design their homes around important acquisitions. But some developers have used windows as their canvas to frame views of the iconic New York City skyline, creating spaces that don’t necessarily need extra adornment.
Here are five buildings with museum-worthy views.
Summit, Midtown East
This 429-unit luxury rental building is set on the East River, with floor-to-ceiling windows frame the Chrysler Building. The building’s architect, Handel Architects, designed the building with a trapezoid shape to maximize skyline views.
Nine on the Hudson, West New York, N.J.
This condo building may be in New Jersey, but that gives it a prime location for views of Manhattan across the Hudson. The “V” shape of the building was designed to give all 278 units skyline views.
19 Dutch, The Financial District
This luxury rental has views of One World Trade Center and the Brooklyn Bridge.
525 West 52nd Street, Hell’s Kitchen
This two-tower development, also designed by Handel Architects, have windows overlooking the West Side.
Apartments facing the East River overlook Midtown Manhattan, including the Empire State Building.