2. 40 Bond Street

40 Bond Street

Luxury condo 40 Bond Street in NoHo, developed by Ian Schrager, Handel Architects, designers Herzog & de Meuron and Germany-based gate designer EXYD, has a 140-foot filigree gate, in the style of Antonin Gaudi. The ornate aluminum gate is the entrance to triplex apartments that rise from the first to third floor, still allowing sight lines inside and outside. Ironically, as mentioned in our previous article about decorative window grates in New York City, the uber-designed art piece has become so iconic, tourists come to photograph it – making it possibly the most high profile privacy barrier in the city.