With its elegant terra-cotta cladding and neo-Gothic ornamentation, the Woolworth Building still reflects Julian Huxley’s characterization of it as “a fairy story, gigantically and triumphantly come to life.” For residents of the new Woolworth Tower Residences, that fairy story continues on the inside. A glass and bronze-detailed elevator transports occupants of these luxury Tribeca residences and their guests to the top floors of the building and up to some of the city's most enviable living spaces. With newly designed interiors by Thierry W Despont boasting elevated ceilings, solid oak herringbone flooring, and oversized windows, it’s hard to say which is more dramatic, the view from inside or outside this masterpiece that was once the tallest building in the world.
All this elegance calls for the perfect glass of wine, and, fortunately for residents, the right bottle is always ready and waiting. Along with a pool area, gym, and game/retreat room for gatherings, The Woolworth Tower Residences also feature safe storage for your wine at the optimal temperature as well as a wine-tasting room where residents can relax and enjoy some of the best bottles available without stepping outside. And, if you do choose to step outside, the world is at your feet, and the wine is close to hand in your Tribeca neighborhood.
True oenophiles know that the mecca of wine is France, but Lower Manhattan might just be the wine hub of NYC. If you’re in the mood for some wine and food pairings, you can take a five-minute stroll to Racines NY, a sauvignon-sleek branch of the famed Parisian bistro. Meanwhile, the nearby Tribeca Grill has been listed by Wine Spectator as one of their top wine restaurants and hailed for their “impressive selection of bottlings from Burgundy, the Rhône, Italy, Germany, and Bordeaux.” And for small plates and big sips, swing by the charming Petrarca Cucina E Vino, where you will feel like you stepped into a cafe in Milan.
For those wine lovers who appreciate a backstory with their beverage options, Chambers Street Wines is a short walk away from The Woolworth Tower Residences. Their list includes everything from aged Burgundies to Mosel pét-nats, and their knowledgeable staff is happy to help you find a new favorite or an old love as they patiently listen to your dinner plans and fill you in on details about the wine’s origins. Whether your sampling with dinner or storing up for the winter, Tribeca holds some of the city’s most go-to wine spots.
The Woolworth Building was always intended to be a symbol of extreme refinement and international acclaim. Now, residents at The Woolworth Tower Residences will not only be able to live within this beauty— they’ll be in the perfect position to celebrate it with a little wine.