At 350 West 50th street lies Two Worldwide Plaza, a post-war skyscraper offering luxury apartments for sale. The 39-floor Midtown West real estate giant was completed by William Zeckendorf Jr. in 1989. Today, it is a residential go-to and part of a unique three-building design that stretches an entire block between 8th and 9th Avenue from 49th to 50th Street, with a 50-story tower behind it housing commercial space and a low-rise condominium building on the sides.
The real estate magic begins with the postmodern exterior, which is perhaps one of the most remarkable building features. What would otherwise seem like old-fashioned brick is modernized by its character copper roof and glass pyramid at the top, not to mention the bricks' trendily unusual pale orange color. At certain times of the day, the sun hits the sleek rows of windows to the point that the facade almost shines like metal. Once buyers take a step inside, the luxury continues. Terraces abound in most of the 455 apartments, each equipped with granite countertops in modern kitchens, marble baths, and 11-foot ceilings.
It is difficult to think of a condominium building with as many amenities as Two Worldwide Plaza does. The interior garden courtyard reserved for residents is almost inarguably at the top of the list, hand-in-hand with the mid-block public plaza sporting a diverse array of greenery as well a fountain with elaborate statues, and a nearby cafe. Each floor has two laundry rooms, while the building even comes equipped with a parking garage, 24-hour doorman, a sports, and pool. To top off this lavish list of comforts, 2 Worldwide Plaza is a few minutes away from the MoMA, Carnegie Hall, Rockefeller Center, Times Square, Lincoln Center, and Central Park, just to name a few. If this isn't luxury living, we don't know what is.