When the Knightsbridge Park team recently toured the new luxury apartments at ARO, we saw firsthand what it means to live in one of the most sumptuous rental buildings in the city. While renting instead of buying can be a practical (and smart) choice, our first view of the building, apartments, and amenities brought home just how luxurious practical can be. With its 40,000 square feet of amenities and 60 stories of unparalleled views through floor-to-ceiling windows, ARO is poised to redefine elegant living in Midtown for New Yorkers—and, as it is an Algin Management project, the attention to detail exceeds all expectations. This is a company that follows a one-project-at-a-time protocol, and as we toured ARO, we viscerally encountered the power of this strategy.
In model apartments whose ingenious layouts create a sense of intimacy amid sky-high views, we found corners with a contemplative relation to the sweeping city vistas that made us wish we could stay a while with a blanket and a cup of tea; master bedrooms brimming with skyscapes and light; and kitchens with state-of-the-art stainless-steel appliances that invite every kind of cook from beginner to expert to experimental. We visited in-progress amenities, including a basketball court and swimming pools, as well as multiple outdoor areas that promise a physical and mental sense of space and freedom that is rare in cities.
In the sales gallery, we were treated to a museum-worthy photo exhibition that captured the world of ARO as it blends seamlessly with its neighborhood, which includes some of the most important cultural landmarks in the city, such as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Radio City Music Hall, and the Time Warner Center, as well as the vistas of nearby Central Park.. It was the perfect way to envision how life at ARO will be a creative collaboration between apartment dweller, neighborhood, and building, and it helped us understand what a stunning work of art the building itself is. An innovative, skyline-changing design by CetraRuddy has given ARO a strikingly organic look that has already been noted by Architectural Digest and the New York Times.
When you’re up close, the exterior makes you feel like you’re standing in the presence of an ever-unfolding sculpture that seems to move as you move. This facade becomes a backdrop for evocative outdoor spaces, where even the atmosphere of a relaxing hour in the rooftop lounge can transport you because of the artistry of the architecture and the beauty of the scenery. ARO is a place that is inspiring to visit, and it will transform life in NYC for those lucky enough to live here.
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