Located in the heart of the iconic Financial District, the residences at Twenty Exchange bring modern vitality to an important piece of New York City history. A monument to the economic engines and people that helped to shape the world's commerce, the building's present-day incarnation retains the rich spirit of the past as it provides renters with a wealth of contemporary amenities - at great value.
Designed by the architectural firm Cross & Cross and completed in 1931, the 57-story, steel-framed, granite and limestone structure was originally the Wall Street area headquarters of City Bank Farmers Trust (now CitiBank). Until 1970, it was one of the tallest buildings in the world and, designated a City Landmark in 1996, it remains a distinctive and prominent feature in the lower Manhattan skyline. Up close, it's apparent that Twenty Exchange's magnificent Art Deco and classical elements harken to its "moneyed" beginnings. An imposing entrance arch is carved with 11 international coins (which represented the former bank's global presence) and, from the tops of 14 majestic columns, the captains of finance gaze down on those who enter a lobby that retains its glorious, original bank hall attributes.
Inside the residences, modern style and comfort prevail. The apartments feature gorgeous NYC views, tall ceilings (some 11 feet) and modern kitchens with state-of-the-art stainless steel Liebherr and Fisher & Paykel appliances and custom European cabinets. The baths are elegantly appointed with marble floors, contemporary tiling, and custom sinks and vanities.
A short walk from the caverns of Wall Street, Twenty Exchange offers dividends to provide the perfect respite from hard-charging workdays. Depending on the mood, chose to hit the roof deck for breathtaking sunset views of New York harbor; relax or entertain at the Lounge's wet bar or billiards table; or sweat off stress on the state-of-the-art Techno Gym cardio and weight training equipment. A 24-hour concierge and valet service ensure packages, dry cleaning, and other needs will be well taken care of.
Steps from the busy beer bars of Stone Street and mere blocks from the mixologists of the Dead Rabbit and the historic Fraunces Tavern, Twenty Exchange rental prices leave budget enough to thoroughly enjoy the nearby socializing, as well as the shopping, dining, and sightseeing of the Financial District, the South Street Seaport, lower Broadway, Brookfield Place, and Brooklyn, which is just one subway stop away. The building's close proximity to eight subway lines means speedy access to the rest of the city, as well.