When the temperature rises and warm breezes roll off the East River, it’s the perfect time of year for downtown New Yorkers to seek a quiet green respite to relax and unwind. Although the city is peppered with some of the best urban green spaces, lucky residents of the One Manhattan Square condos are afforded a particularly verdant perk that you won’t find anywhere else in the city: One Manhattan Square’s garden.
This lush landscape right on the water is more than a typical planted plot of land; it’s the city’s most extensive private garden. At 45,000 square feet, this extraordinary outdoor space is but one of the building’s myriad world-class amenities. Let’s take a closer look.
Surrounding the dazzling 80-story One Manhattan Square tower, the garden acts as a natural complement to the sleek and modern aesthetic of the building itself. You’re not merely encountering a regular stilted garden when entering this oasis. Here, you’re transported to a lush locale primed for relaxation and recreation where you, your friends, and your family can lounge, play, and gather.
Imagine inviting your closest pals over for a cookout in the well-equipped BBQ area. It’s the ideal place to be when the Fourth of July fireworks are on the East River. Take a daily stroll through the sumac meander. You can get some work done or have a meetup in the many social spaces. Start your day off with a meditative sunrise viewing from the Tea Pavilion and end your day gazing at the stars through built-in telescopes in the observatory after you spend an evening sipping your favorite beverage by one of the blazing fire pits. The garden here is so practical, comfortable, and varied that it’s almost like an extension of one of the One Manhattan Square condos. There is even a play area for the kids to join in on the alfresco fun.
This veritable outdoor living room was designed by one of the foremost landscape architecture firms in the world, West 8. West 8’s internationally renowned team has a portfolio filled with notable outdoor spaces, from historic plazas in France and beachside dunes in the Netherlands to one of New York City’s most popular attractions, Governors Island. Playful and lyrical, all of their projects are developed with attention to native flora and have an organic configuration that fits the modern visitor. At One Manhattan Square, West 8 brought their expertise and deep insight into how an urban garden should work.
The results have been lauded by critics and beloved by those who live there. It’s easy to see why: One Manhattan’s Square’s garden is an unparalleled place to enjoy the great outdoors in one of NYC’s most vibrant neighborhoods.
If you’d like to learn more about the singular homes available and the garden that comes as a part of the One Manhattan Square experience, reach out to our sales team today.