David Chipperfield is a name often associated with the world’s most innovative architectural projects. While David Chipperfield Architects have made their mark globally, they are a brand that has lacked a link to New York City until now. Their premiere Manhattan luxury hotel and condominium building, The Bryant, will be located at 16 West 40th Street across the street from the beloved public park of the same name. The Bryant’s prime location, paired with it’s stunning, modern residences and understated, yet elegant design, have made it the talk of Midtown. When complete, The Bryant will stand at an impressive 33-stories, with one to four bedroom condos and penthouses starting at the 16th floor. The exterior will be muted in comparison to many of Manhattan’s trendy glass skyscrapers, crafted from materials like sandstone chips, mosaic marble and terracotta panels, promising for a silhouette that stands out among the rest.
While the building boasts an array of spectacular qualities including world class amenities and several ultra-luxe triplex-sized penthouses, it is the surrounding neighborhood that adds to the overall allure of residing at 16 West 40th St. Whether residents of these Bryant Park condos consider themselves artistic souls, self-proclaimed foodies or fashion seekers, the Bryant Park area is filled to the brim with options to drive the metropolitan lifestyle home.
What encompasses a metropolitan lifestyle, you ask? Easy access to eateries boasting celebrity-chef driven menus, avenues lined with designer storefronts and easy access to an array of cultural and nightlife offerings are some good places to start. Food fans will find no shortage of upscale eateries inside as well as lining the outskirts of Bryant Park. Bryant Park Grill, located behind the New York Public Library, is one of the closest and most popular options thanks to the roomy seasonal patio which overlooks the lush public park. Their new American menu paired with a fun cocktail list makes it a great option for grabbing a meal or drinks with friends on a warm summer day. For something with more fanfare, try the L & W Oyster House, a fine bar for shucking and sipping the night away, or for a meal that puts a little pep in one’s step, try Lavo, a restaurant that’s just as sexy as the nightclub in which it sits. This Vegas transplant has quickly become a New York favorite, thanks to its menu, which presents modern spins on Italian favorites and regularly hosts some of the industry’s hottest DJs and producers.
For those who prefer a more relaxed outing, The Bryant is conveniently positioned near numerous museums including The Museum of Modern Art on 53rd St. and The Morgan Museum and Library. Home is also just a short walk away from the Theatre District, another hotbed for nightlife thanks to the wide variety of Broadway shows that perform nightly.
And there’s also the Fashion seekers who get their thrills from perusing the latest styles along Fifth Avenue’s stretch of designer storefronts. Names like Valentino, Tiffany & Co. and Gucci set the stage for a neighborhood so well dressed that they become trendsetters for lookers on. Of course, when you’re a resident of The Bryant, people are looking for even more reasons than that.