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Up in the Air at Halcyon

5/17/2016
Located at the periphery of Manhattan’s Midtown East skyline, the elegant Halcyon condos were designed with city views in mind. Every private residence features giant picture windows—all the better to take in the 180-degree panoramas of Manhattan’s iconic skyline, including Manhattan landmarks like the United Nations Plaza, the Chrysler Building, and the Empire State Building.
Halcyon itself is a stately new addition to the city’s skyline. With unobstructed views to the east, you can trace the city’s movement and gradual fade into the horizon, as well as the natural curvature of the city; from the cars making their way across the strips of bridges over the East River, panning south from the Queensborough Bridge down to the Brooklyn Bridge. Across the water, the high-rises and highways of Long Island City, Downtown Brooklyn, and the Financial District are visible. These human elements are bisected by the reflective beauty of the East River, which on a summer’s day helps make for a stunning sunrise.
The views don’t stop here. Halcyon is also home to a Sky Lounge on the 21st floor, where the Manhattan cityscape serves as the backdrop to private events. New York City residents looking for condos for sale in Midtown East will appreciate the loft-like space with floor-to-ceiling windows designed for entertaining, from a dinner for 10 to a cocktail party for 50. The Sky Lounge also includes an intimate seating area, entertainment center, and dedicated bar space. Additionally, the building’s movement studio, fitness center, and 52-foot, two-lane pool all feature double-height ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows—perfect for people watching while working out. (Fitness and wellness amenities on the 21st and 22nd floors also include a spa, sauna, and lockers.)
The city views from Halcyon pale in comparison to nature’s nightly showcase: sunsets here are something to behold. Initially, the evening sky is awash with color, and the city’s skyline is silhouetted in shadows; as the day’s light slowly fades, a different view emerges. The nighttime colors atop the Empire State Building begin to pop, as does the Chrysler Building’s ornate Art Deco spire, awash in white light. The glow of Times Square, though still in the distance, is suddenly perceptible, as are street lights, stop lights, and lights from the traffic below. The darkened buildings radiate with a patchwork of interior lights: beacons of life everywhere.
Day, dusk, or night: New York City’s skyline is always impressive, even more so when taken in from new heights.

 

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