Residences at the Ritz Carlton, Battery Park

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10 West Street, New York City

Residences at the Ritz Carlton, Battery Park
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The Residences at the Ritz Carlton, Battery Park City
Building Information
Developer Millenium Partners
Architect Gary Edward Handel & Associates, Polshek Partnership Architects
Number of Units 122
Number of Floors 38
Year Built 2001
Construction Method Concrete
Type of Roof IRMA
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10 West Street, New York City
Distance to Public Transit Less than one block
Region New York City
Municipality New York City
Zoning M2-3
Title of Land Condominium


Contents

Background

The Residences at the Ritz Carlton, Battery Park City is not the only partnership between the Ritz Carlton Company and the developer Millennium Partners. When the St. Moritz Hotel at 50 Central Park South was being redeveloped into a Ritz Carlton Hotel in the mid 1990s, Millennium Partners was brought in to develop the 12 apartments located in the top floors of the hotel.[1]

The Residences at Battery Park City famously sold out in record time and even the disruption of the September 11th terrorist attacks on the community planning of Battery Park City have not dampened buyers enthusiasm for this building.[2]

Location

The Residences at the Ritz Carlton, Battery Park City, are located in the southernmost tip of Lower Manhattan offering stunning views of the Hudson River to the south and New York City to the north. Apartments that face south are treated to a spectacular view of one of New York City’s most iconic landmarks: the Statue of Liberty. With a walk score of 94 out of 100, and a transit score of 100 out of 100, a car is not required for daily errands.[3]

Schools zoned for this building are located in New York School District 2. They include Battery Park City School for kindergarten to grade eight and Simon Baruch Middle School for grades six though eight.[4]

Construction

Battery Park City is one of New York City’s more recently developed neighborhoods and was created in the mid 1970s by reclaiming land from the Hudson River. The first residential building began construction in 1980, followed by the World Financial Center in 1981, the area’s first commercial building. Planned to eventually hold a population of around 14,000 people, Battery Park City ran into a major setback with the events of September 11th, 2001. Many buildings in Battery Park City were deemed crime scenes in the initial aftermath of the terrorist attacks, with residents unable to return to their homes for months. In the immediate aftermath, many residents fled the area and the real estate market for Battery Park City took a drastic downturn.

In the decade since September 11th, several high profile residential and commercial buildings have been built in Battery Park City and the area has prevailed despite the setbacks. In 2010, the population of the community stood at just over 13,000 and the neighborhood has made a name for itself in the arena of sustainable living. The Solaire, built in 2003, was the United States first certified green residential building. It was soon followed by The Verdesian and The Visionaire. This trio of buildings has proved that it is possible to build sustainable residential buildings while maintaining a high standard of luxury, and are helping to make Battery Park City one of New York City’s most sought over addresses.

Construction of The Residences at the Ritz Carlton was completed in November of 2001, an impressive accomplishment given the obstacles of the September 11th terrorist attacks. Many nearby buildings suffering punctures from airplane parts and toxic smoke persisted in the area for many months after the attacks. The opening of this building was a testament to the resilience of the neighborhood.[5]

Layout and Features

The Residences at the Ritz Carlton, Battery Park City, sit atop a 311 room hotel and due to the building’s location as the southernmost tower in Lower Manhattan, it features unobstructed views of New York Harbor, the Financial District, the Verrazano Bridge, and the Statue of Liberty. Located across from Wagner Park and blocks away from most of New York City’s major subway lines, The Residences at the Ritz Carlton, Battery Park City, also offers a short commute to the Financial District for business professionals.[6]

Apartments in the building are noted for their varied layouts and flexibility of use. Three bedroom units can easily become four bedroom units by converting office and library space. The apartments feature ten foot ceilings and floor to ceiling windows that capitalize on the stunning views, but which also feature motorized window shades for when the views become too much. All kitchens have been outfitted with modern, energy saving appliances, while the bathrooms all feature premium fixtures.[7]

Floor Plans

With over 50 floor plans available, a selection is presented.

Amenities

One of the benefits of living at The Residences at the Ritz Carlton in Battery Park City, is the 311 room hotel below the apartments. The Ritz Carlton Hotel in Battery Park City is a luxurious five star hotel and residents of the apartments above enjoy full access to all of the amenities that hotel guests enjoy.

Amenities for this building include a 24 hour doorman, concierge service, elevator attendants and porters, a full service garage and valet parking, and a fully functioning business center.

Other services include a fitness center, a pool, a health spa, a private lounge, a children’s playroom, roof deck, and landscaped gardens. Hotel services that are extended to residents include maid service and 24 hour room service.[8]

All amenities in this building are managed by the Ritz Carlton Hotel Company.

Bylaws

Residences at the Ritz Carlton, Battery Park Bylaws
Rentals Yes
Pets Yes
Age No



  • There are no age restrictions for this property
  • Rentals and pied-a-terre are permitted
  • Pets are allowed limited to cats and dogs


Sustainability

The Ritz Carlton company has established the Ritz-Carlton Environmental Action Conservation Teams that operate on each of their properties. The purpose of these teams is to encourage sustainable consumption of resources within the Ritz Carlton properties.

Items on this agenda included reducing water and energy consumption implementing a reuse program for both linen and terry, sourcing organic food and local seafood resources, the use of recycled paper for all meeting services, and ensuring that all cleaning products used within the properties are certified environmentally safe.[9]

All apartments in The Residences at the Ritz Carlton, Battery Park City have been outfitted with energy saving appliances.[10]

Trivia

  • Opened in November of 2001, The Residences at the Ritz Carlton in Battery Park City were the first commercial business to open in Lower Manhattan after the September 11th terrorist attacks in 2001.
  • The apartments are noted for the record time in which they sold out and have remained highly sought after ever since, even in the months following September 11th, 2001, when fully half of the population of Battery Park City left the area.[11]

References

  1. City Realty
  2. Street Easy
  3. Walk Score
  4. Street Easy
  5. Wikipedia - Battery Park City
  6. Street Easy
  7. City Realy - Review
  8. City Realty
  9. Ritz Carlton Properties
  10. New York Condo
  11. New York Condo


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