Frank Lloyd Wright, a man not particularly known for heaping praise on other architects, called Ralph Walker “the only other honest architect in America.” In 1957, the New York Times called him the “Architect of the Century.” Walker was an absolute master of art deco, creating vibrant and iconic structures primarily located in New York and New Jersey. He is most widely known for the Barclay-Vesey Building (now the Verizon Building) and the Irving Trust Building (now One Wall Street), two luminous structures that set design trends across the country.
One of those icons, Knightsbridge Park client One Wall Street, just got a second life as a luxury condo building that features 100,000 sq. ft. of amenities. It is the largest office-to-condo conversion in New York City history, and it is now open for immediate occupancy. After a rigorous, decades-long, $1.5 billion renovation, One Wall Street now sits as a bridge between eras, a refined, utterly seamless blend of classic and modern design.
In 2001, the City of New York named One Wall Street an official city landmark. It’s a rare opportunity to live in a landmark—and a much rarer opportunity to live in a landmark that has been meticulously upgraded to represent the finest in high-end Manhattan real estate. The completed conversion is an impressive feat. The building feels like old New York and new New York simultaneously. It has all the warmth and refinement of the period when it was built alongside a vast array of luxurious, contemporary upgrades.
There’s the One Club, for example, an exclusive residents-only social club that spans two whole floors of the building. There’s a 4,500 sq. ft. terrace, a massive lounge with breathtaking views of the harbor, a 75-foot pool, a fitness center, an athletic club and spa, a private dining room and craft cocktail bar, and 6,500 sq. ft. of coworking space. There are also playrooms for kids and teenagers, concierge services, and dog-walking assistance.
The residences themselves are broken down into four collections: the Terrace Collection, the Harbor Collection, the Loft Collection, and the Tower Collection. Each features warm, stunning, and expansive homes flooded with natural light while offering different options in terms of space, layout, and views. If you’re looking for a residence with a massive terrace, you’re covered. If you’re in the market for more of a penthouse feel with wildly spectacular views, that’s here too.
Every inch of the interior of the building has been thoughtfully rebuilt. The opportunity to live in an updated architectural icon of this stature doesn’t come around very often, which is probably why half of the residences have already been sold. One Wall Street is open for immediate occupancy. Check availability here.