The Solaire – 20 River Terrace

The Solaire is a luxury eco-friendly apartment building located in Battery Park. A surprisingly green and energy-efficient structure, The Solaire has a LEED Gold certification and boasts a host of ultra-modern energy-efficient features. Thanks to a host of innovative building services and green design elements, The Solaire consumes 35 percent less energy, uses 65 percent less electricity, and requires 50 percent less water than a conventional residential high rise.

Units and Pricing

There are five available units, ranging in size from a 725 square foot one bedroom to a 1,200 square foot two bedroom unit. Prices start at $3,495/month for the aforementioned one bedroom, and go up to $6,000/month for the large two bedroom. The average price per square foot at The Solaire is $58, which is surprisingly low given the sustainable features of the building.

Features and Amenities

The Solaire offers studios, one-bedroom, two-bedroom and three-bedroom apartments are available, some with private terraces, feature fixtures that are as stylish as they are sustainable. The gourmet kitchen features granite countertops and slate floors, cherry wood cabinets, ultra-pure filtered water and stainless steel appliances; that the slate floors are from Vermont, the cabinets constructed with Forest Stewardship Council-certified wood and the appliances EnergyStar rated makes things that much sweeter. The floor-to-ceiling windows that provide bountiful sunlight and stunning Hudson River views are low-E and thermally insulated; the in-unit washer and dryer is energy efficient. Throughout these luxury rental units, form and function blend gracefully with ultra-efficient sustainability. Building amenities include a landscaped roof garden, fitness center, children’s playroom, bicycle storage, central water filtration system, on-site parking as well as maid, valet and concierge services.


With a prime location in the heart of Battery Park City, The Solaire is situated in a quiet city-within-a-city but also just a short walk from multiple subway lines. Battery Park is the closest thing Manhattan has to a seaside town, and offers incredible river views and waterside living. BPC is a very enticing residential area that presents stretching vistas of the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and the Hudson River. It also has numerous parks and gardens, and the neighborhood’s crown jewel – the 1.2 mile esplanade that runs along the Hudson River.  

Why You Would Want to Live Here

The Solaire offers no-fee, sustainable living in New York’s only “city within a city.” Battery Park offers affordable living with lots of green space, and The Solaire takes the concept of green even further, what with consuming 35 percent less energy, using 65 percent less electricity, and requiring 50 percent less water than a conventional residential high rise. If you’re looking for sustainable living that doesn’t sacrifice on style, The Solaire is a great place to live.