- Alexander Jackson Davis
- Becker and Becker Associates
The Octagon on Roosevelt's Island North End features 500 rental units in two wings that are connected to the landmarked eight-sided rotunda – hints the name The Octagon. Apartments, ranging in size from studios to 3 bedrooms, feature granite countertops and stainless steel appliances and unbeatable views of the East Side skyline of Manhattan as well as the East River. The Octagon boasts hotel-style service with country club recreation. Such amenities include, 24-hour concierge, maid service, swimming pool, six tennis courts, 2,200 square-foot fitness center, waterfront park, daycare center and a business center. Many apartments also have washer and dryers in the unit. Select apartments also feature rooftop decks. Roosevelt Island is filled with parks and waterfront recreation. With subway service direct to Manhattan and Queens as well as a tram service to Manhattan, getting to and from Roosevelt Island is a breeze. The original structure, The Octagon, first opened in 1841 as an island retreat and it now serves as a retreat for those that call it home. The Octagon has achieved a Silver LEED rating and features a 2-acre ecological park landscaped with indigenous plants and rooftop photovoltaic panels. Additionally, the underground parking maximizes green space and promotes Roosevelt Island's pedestrian friendly culture. The Octagon on Roosevelt Island is definitely a building not to be missed.