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A 63-story, fully glass-clad tower has risen in New York City’s Financial District, just blocks away from the redeveloped World Trade Center.

19 Dutch is at the center of Lower Manhattan’s transformation into a vibrant neighborhood. The high-rise features retail space on the underground level and first two floors, two floors of residential amenities, 483 mixed-income rental units, and an indoor-outdoor sky lounge and terrace gardens on the top floor with expansive views of the skyline and New York Harbor.

Close to major transit lines, this Class A development from Carmel Partners provides needed housing for many young professionals in the Financial District. The unit mix is made up of primarily studio and one-bedroom units, with 30% of these having office space for residents who work from home or run their own businesses.

As an 80/20 building, 19 Dutch includes 80% market-rate units and 20% affordable units, with 97 units affordable to households earning 60% of the area median income through a lottery. The New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development issued inclusionary housing certificates that also will allow Carmel Partners to sell excess air rights to other developers to subsidize the total cost of building in the city.

Behind the project is executive architect SLCE Architects, façade designer Gerner Kronick + Valcarcel, Architects, and interior designer McCartan.

The residences are inspired by the Dutch theme of “gezellig,” meaning coziness. Rental units include lofty ceilings, high-end appliances, and finished oak floors with ceramic tile bathrooms. With a small site footprint, the team efficiently designed the amenity space and worked to avoid any dead space in the building to create a best-in-class program, which features in-home concierge services.

From the 24-hour attended lobby to custom fixtures in the mail, bike, package, and laundry rooms, the space has been thoughtfully programmed for a combination of modern and elegant.

Additional amenities include a complimentary hospitality cart and coffee service, a work lounge with private meeting rooms, a media center with fireside seating, a demonstration kitchen with a chef’s table, a billiards room, bike storage, and a children’s playroom. The fitness club offers chilled towel service, TRX, and yoga. In addition, an on-site resident services coordinator helps to provide programmed weekly events for residents.