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Helmut Jahn’s 50 West Street unveils two new model units

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The models take full advantage of the skyscraper’s ridiculous views

All photos by Qualls Benson

It’s been a little more than two years since listings at Helmut Jahn and Thomas Juul-Hansen’s 50 West Street hit the market, and though many of its apartments have entered contract, move-ins haven’t begun quite yet. (Closings just began earlier this month.) But construction is moving along—there’s no missing the 780-foot, glass-covered skyscraper on the Lower Manhattan skyline.

And now, perhaps in an effort to move the tower’s remaining apartments (about two dozen are still listed on StreetEasy), developer Time Equities has launched a new website for the project. More importantly for real estate gawkers, that launch comes with new photos of two model units, located on the skyscraper’s 16th floor.

Each model represents a different type of apartment: one is what the developer is calling a “double height” unit, with 20-foot ceilings in an open-concept “great room” that take full advantage of the views available from the skyscraper. There are some quirks, though: rather than creating a separate kitchen, one is plopped into the common space.

The model unit for the double-height apartments was designed by Juul-Hansen, and thus gives a pretty good idea of what the rest of the building’s interiors will look like. It’s all the usual stuff: marble in the bathrooms, granite and walnut in the kitchens, fancy appliances, and more.

The second model unit is representative of a duplex apartment, and was created by Canadian interior designer René Desjardins (the finishes, though, are still all Juul-Hansen).

The layout, meanwhile, is also pretty similar to the double-height apartment; the big difference is that the master suite and a second bedroom are on the second level. But the double-height windows and panoramic views remain the same.

So what, then, will it cost to snag a similar apartment? An 11th-floor duplex is currently listed for $4.795 million; a 28th-floor, double-height apartment, meanwhile, is asking $5.89 million. Penthouses, of course, are a whole other thing and are much pricier—the most expensive is on the 61st floor, comes with a terrace, and is asking $24.54 million.

50 West Street

50 West Street, New York, NY 10280