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    by Mahala Wallace

    “It” status in the world of fame and celebrity is not something you would usually associate with a building, but head to 443 Greenwich Street in New York’s Tribeca neighbourhood, and you’ll find the “it girl” of the building world, and it’s packed with A-listers.

    Image courtesy of Street Easy

    Originally constructed to serve as a book bindery in 1882, 443 Greenwich went through a series of developments, the most recent seeing the building transformed into an oasis for celebrities looking to turn their high-profile lives into low profile ones.  It’s now one of the most popular spots for the rich and famous to reside in the area.

    The paparazzi-proof, 53-unit building was developed by Nathan Berman, and privacy was key in the development process. The building has a 24-hour concierge, as well as a double-gated underground carpark, lower level lobby and a private elevator for each condo. The character of the original building has been retained, with the exposed beams and columns serving as elegant features.

    In any apartment complex, there are areas for the residents to share, but none quite so luxurious as those at 443 Greenwich St. The marble lap-pool, Turkish baths, roof deck, fitness centre, steam room, wine centre, children’s playroom and 371 square metres of central courtyard are shared by the likes of Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel, Rebel Wilson, Bella Hadid, Harry Styles and Jake Gyllenhaal.

    Apartments in the building come in at about USD 2.95 million, or USD 20 million for a penthouse (although there are rumours that if you’re the “right type” you might get a USD 7 million discount – looking at you JT and Jessica Biel). However, if buying is not your style, you can always rent one: Jennifer Lawrence is reportedly renting her apartment for around USD 30,000 per month.

    Image courtesy of City Realty

    If you’re not after a long-term stay in New York, not to worry, as 443 Greenwich isn’t the only “it” building in the area. Just a four-minute walk down the road is The Greenwich Hotel, filled with Tibetan silk rugs, hand-laid Moroccan tiles and a level of perfection you’ll only find in a luxury hotel.

    Of its 88 rooms and suites, no two are alike – they each offer something unique in their design, layout and presentation. When it comes to its TriBeCa Penthouse suite, it goes above and beyond all expectations, almost rivalling those of 443 Greenwich Street.

    Whether you’re living it up with A-listers at 443 Greenwich Street or their neighbours at The Greenwich Hotel, you’ll find your own slice of modern paradise in one of the most sought-after locations in New York.

    Image courtesy of The Greenwich Hotel

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