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Inside Extell’s One57

A model apartment on the the 58th floor of One57.
A model apartment on the the 58th floor of One57.

Extell Development’s One57 has been somewhat of a trendsetter, marking the start of glassy, super-luxury  high-rises on 57th Street and beyond.  First the obvious units...




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