Trading Up: Financial District's Most Expensive Rental Buildings

8 Spruce Street luxury apartments showcase great views of the city and water.

Manhattan’s Financial District has a rich history as the nation’s center of commerce. While this undeniable status remains true, this Lower Manhattan neighborhood is slowly regaining a reputation for luxury residential apartments. This five luxury buildings in particular feature some of Manhattan’s most stunning residences, and are among the neighborhood’s priciest.

The Renaissance

The Renaissance at 100 John Street is a quick walk to the historic, and revitalizing, South Street Seaport. These luxury rental apartments showcase high-end design finishes. Notably, many of these Financial District homes also feature private terraces, an uncommon and highly coveted amenity in Manhattan real estate. The Renaissance building staffs a 24-hour doorman and concierge, and features a 20,000 square foot gym, and a residents’ lounge. 5-bedroom apartments start at $16,800 per month.

8 Spruce Street

8 Spruce Street features beautiful outdoor terraces.

8 Spruce Street, also known as New York by Gehry, was designed by the eponymous and world-renowned architect Frank Gehry, and features sleek apartments in a decidedly modern package. This elegant high-rise offers spectacular views of Manhattan’s cityscape from oversized windows, which also flood each space with sunlight. Totally deserving of its luxury designation, 8 Spruce Street showcases an unrivaled amenities suite, including concierge and housekeeping service, 15,000 square feet of landscaped plazas, an amphitheater-style screening room, a skylit swimming pool, and an entertainment facility. 5-bedroom apartments start at $45,000 per month.

Deco Lofts

Just steps into the lobby, Deco Lofts immediately exudes elegance, as hinted by a mural by artist Giancarlo Impiglia. While each home has undergone a meticulous, luxury renovation, hallmarks of classic loft styling abound. High, beamed ceilings invite an excellent sense of space, while oversized windows frame beautiful city views. 3-bedroom apartments start at $22,500 per month.

The Setai

The Setai luxury apartments feature beautifully designed gourmet kitchens with open layouts.

Although it’s probably the most affordable building in this list, The Setai boasts apartments and amenities of a high caliber, and its 40 Broad Street address places it just steps from the iconic Battery Park at Manhattan’s south-most tip. Naturally, its excellent location offers stunning views of the water. A stunning amenities package is centered around luxury and recreation, as inferred by a residents’ lounge, wine cellar, library, and top-notch spa that is coupled with its fitness center. 3-bedrooms apartments start at $12,750 per month.

75 Wall Street

75 Wall Street’s architecture pays tribute to the pre-war elegance of the Financial District’s earlier structures; meanwhile, its modern edge is readily apparent throughout its interior. Each luxury apartment features an elegant mix of materials, including oak hardwood, Mont Blanc Agglomerate stone, and white marble. 75 Wall Street’s amenities are collectively referred to as Club75, which spans 30,000 square feet of space, including a fully-equipped fitness center, entertainment space, and a rooftop residents’ lounge. 3-bedroom apartments start at $15,250 per month.