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Helmut Jahn's 780-Foot West Street Tower Has Topped Out

The last time we checked in at 50 West Street, the glassy 780-foot condo designed by German architect Helmut Jahn, work had reached the 50th floor of the building. But today, Field Condition reports that the tower has officially topped out, and construction is now happening on the observation deck that will sit atop the building. Interior work is also underway on its 191 condos, and the structure is still on target for a 2016 completion date.

Field Condition also got to the top of the building and snapped images of the view from the forthcoming observation deck. The building's website boasts of its "sweeping views of the New York Harbor," and that's actually true: Facing south, you can see landmarks like Governors Island, the Statue of Liberty, and Ellis Island.

The building's 191 units will be a mix of one- to four-bedroom apartments, along with two penthouses. This is the view from one of its duplexes, with a southwest view of Battery Park City and New Jersey beyond.

The tower as seen from Battery Park City. You can also check out a video of the view, created by DBOX, from 50 West's website:

· 50 West [Field Condition]
· 50 West [Official]
· Checking In On Helmut Jahn's 780-Foot West Street Tower [Curbed]
· All 50 West Street Coverage [Curbed]

Helmut Jahn

50 West Street, New York, NY

50 West Street

50 West Street, New York, NY 10280