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NYC’s new buildings are embracing Roman-style arches

Classical architecture, meet New York’s luxury high rises. Across the city, architects and developers are embracing loggias: open-air, gallery-style terraces with elegant arches and columns that would be right at home in Rome.

At Rafael Viñoly’s 277 Fifth Avenue — a 55-story tower with 130 condos — the new Loggia Residences feature (naturally) open-air, double-height loggias, carved out of the building’s corners to create sophisticated entertaining spaces. The largest such penthouse is asking $27 million and features four beds, four baths, 4,520 square feet and serious bragging rights: It’s the highest-floor unit in the tallest residential building on Fifth Avenue.

Starchitect David Adjaye created a stunning facade made completely from curvaceous loggias at 130 William Street. Prices at the 242-unit, 66-story tower range from $1.3 million for a one-bedroom to $20 million for a four bedroom penthouse. It opens in 2020. Nearby, at the 50-story, 110-unit 25 Park Row, which is opening in 2020, some units contain luxurious loggias with slatted roofs and green gardens overlooking downtown Manhattan. Prices range from $1.6 million for a one-bedroom to $12.5 million for a four-bedroom.

Meanwhile, the new 172-unit Park Loggia, at 15 W. 61st St., launched this month and opens this fall, with prices starting at $1 million for a studio and rising to $10 million for a penthouse. Every two- and three-bedroom home in the building features a private loggia, but it’s the top floor that gives the building its namesake, thanks to a head-turning, two-story “Crown Loggia,” which functions as a shared building amenity.

And last but hardly least, the Parlour, at 243 Fourth Ave. in Park Slope, channels Rome’s Colosseo Quadrato with a facade made completely of brick arches — all of which function as loggias. The boutique 19-unit, 12-story tower has both a three- and a four-bedroom unit available, asking $2.4 million and $2.8 million, respectively.

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