After five years of construction, Harry Macklowe’s One Wall Street is finally opening its doors to residents. The 1931 Ralph Walker-designed art-deco tower, which began its life as the headquarters of the Irving Trust, is now the largest office-to-condo conversion in New York City history, featuring 566 luxury Financial District condos as well as 100,000 square feet of luxury amenities and a suite of high-end retail, including a Whole Foods Market, the first US location for French department store Printemps and a Life Time Fitness Resort. Macklowe Properties celebrated the milestone by unveiling a new model home, Residence 3404, with interiors by renowned designer frenchCalifornia and furnishings from Mexico City–based studio ATRA.
Downtown Manhattan is undergoing a transformation, with new residential buildings opening up and retailers signing expansive leases. Harry Macklowe’s record-breaking office-to-condo conversion at One Wall Street will soon be home to the biggest new retail lease of all. Legendary French department store Printemps will open its flagship North American store at the base of the art-deco tower and welcome shoppers into the massive 54,000-square-foot space in the spring of next year. Printemps will join Whole Foods as anchor merchants at the high-rise tower, which is also home to 566 luxury condos and a suite of residential amenities aimed at turning Downtown from an office district into a thriving residential neighborhood.
The new Whole Foods Market located in the base of One Wall Street opened last week, attracting record crowds and marking a major turning point for the Financial District. “It’s good to have a grocery store that’s accessible downtown,” said one of the many customers who stormed the store on opening day, quickly depleting the stock of free samples that vendors gave out as part of the celebration. The store’s interior pays homage to One Wall Street’s art-deco heritage, complete with brass fixtures, decorative panels salvaged from the building’s original elevators, and a One Wall Street-themed coffee shop sure to be a perennial favorite of residents of the building’s luxury condos.
Spear’s writer Edwin Smith took a tour of the nearly completed residences and amenities at One Wall Street, the new office-to-condo conversion from legendary NYC developer Harry Macklowe. Starting in the opulent mosaic Red Room, the tour showed off the new residential tower’s suite of amenities, including a swimming pool with a view that Smith described as “one of the most spectacular” in the world. Smith was equally impressed by the residences themselves—which feature a diverse range of layouts that maximize natural light in every room—and the collection of retailers who have chosen to make the base of One Wall Street their home, including a recently opened Whole Foods Market and a forthcoming satellite of Parisian department store Printemps.
Unit 2501 at One Wall Street was recently highlighted as Mansion Global’s Listing of the Day, with the publication showing off the corner home’s spacious wrapped terrace and generous living/dining area. “It’s a really livable space,” said listing agent Kirk Rundhaug, who called out the home’s eat-in kitchen as well as its in-unit laundry and ample closet space. Perched atop the recently redeveloped 1931 Ralph Walker-designed art-deco skyscraper that once housed the Irving Trust, Residence 2501 embodies everything that developer Harry Macklowe set out to achieve with One Wall Street: a luxury condo in Downtown Manhattan with unparalleled amenities, a fantastic location, and intimate views of Manhattan landmarks like Trinity Church and the Hudson River.