The two Kips Bay Tower condominiums were designed by famed architect I.M. Pei and built in 1960 and 1966, respectively. Both are 21 stories tall and in between them is a private park. The units are spacious and boast large windows affording residents great views of the city.
William Zeckendorf, Sr.
Without a doubt, William Zeckendorf Sr. was one of America’s most prominent real estate developers of the 20th century. Born in Paris in 1905, he began his career working for his Uncle’s real estate company and eventually bought his own several years later. One of his more famous transactions was the sale for $8.5 million of a 17-acre property on the East River that would become the site of the United Nations. For a time he also owned the Chrysler Building and Hotel Astor in New York City, and developed two skyscrapers designed by architect I.M. Pei in Denver and Montreal.