685 FIRST AVENUE IS A PRIVATE WATERFRONT GLASS TOWER ENVISIONED TO STAND OUT AND COMPLEMENT THE NEW YORK CITY SKYLINE.
685 FIRST AVENUE
685 FIRST AVENUE IS AN UNPRECEDENTED INTERPLAY OF PRIVACY AND LIGHT—A BALANCE REFLECTED IN THE ARCHITECTURE’S BOLD EXTERIOR AND LUMINOUS INTERIORS.
Residences at 685 First Avenue capture views of the East River waterfront and Manhattan sky, water and air elements that collect positive energy known as “chi” in Feng Shui. The diverse layouts are made up of complete rectangular shapes with no missing areas, making them conducive to a well-balanced life at home. The residences offer impressive views of the City skyline and East River. Living rooms and bedrooms are configured to maximize the outstanding views. From sunrise, throughout the day and as the sun sets, the changing urban landscape provides a striking backdrop to daily life.
Minimalistic in form, great consideration is given to the materiality, lightness, transparency and order of this predominantly glass building. The idea of ‘façade as skin,’ a taut curtain wall incised with modular subdivisions is articulated with selective metal panel elements in the form of balconies, canopies and corners.
A distinguishing feature is an architectural cut-out at the 27th and 28th floors, visible from across the East River delineating the program subdivision and in dialogue with the neighboring context buildings.
TO CALL ONE UNITED NATIONS PARK HOME IS TO INHABIT A MASTERPIECE. ITS SERENE CONDOMINIUM RESIDENCES, WITH OPEN LAYOUTS AND TIMELESS INTERIORS BATHED IN LIGHT, REDEFINE MODERN URBAN LUXURY.
Kitchens appointed in white marble and natural stone have Gaggenau appliances clad in custom-crafted Italian white lacquer. The overall aesthetic is elegantly simple, bright and pure, with an elevated focus on detail and finishes. Ceilings rise above nine feet throughout, and soar up to 20 feet in select duplexes. The generous scale of the master bathrooms is enhanced by the subtle nuances of exceptional materials, including honed Blue de Savoie stone floors and honed Calacatta, Lincoln marble walls and countertops. The custom double vanities and oversized shower reinforce the sense of spaciousness.
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