Field Trip Friday: Brooklyn’s ClockTower

OHNY visited the truly spectacular ClockTower, a three-story, 6,800 square foot penthouse located at One Main Street in DUMBO this week. Listed at $25 million, the spacious apartment features four 14-foot- high workings clocks, offering picturesque views of the Brooklyn Bridge, Manhattan Bridge and the New York Harbor.

Originally built in 1914 by Robert Gair, the Clocktower building was called Building No. 7 back in the day and was one location among many that was part of Gair’s cardboard manufacturing company. At the time of its construction, it was the largest concrete cast building in the United States. David Walentas bought No. 7 in the 1980’s and converted the old industrial building into 124 condominiums.  The ClockTower penthouse went on the market in October 2009.


At the core of the triplex tower is a private glass-walled elevator and wrap-around floating staircase, resembling the inner workings of a clock. The elevator emphasizes the height of the penthouse.


The ultra sleek kitchen, designed by Stefano Venier at Minimal, features a 24 ft. long island, blending into the modern living and entertaining quarters.


The bedrooms and the master bathroom reveal the angles of the tower and feature custom windows, all with extraordinary views. The window in the northwest bedroom on the 17th perfectly frames the Chrysler Building and the Empire State Building together with the Brooklyn Bridge.


At the top of the tower is an exposed crow’s nest where the views, to say the least, are breathtaking.

View of the Brooklyn Bridge

1 Main Street, Brooklyn, NY


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