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Iconic views from this high floor Murray Hill co-op

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For anyone who craves views of Manhattan's landmark skyscrapers, this two-bedroom prewar co-op boasts access to a roof deck that looks onto the nearby Empire State Building and Chrysler Building. Located on the 16th floor of a Murray Hill property built by the prolific New York architect George Pelham Jr., the apartment gets loads of sunlight, thanks to its high floor perch and plentiful windows. It's listed by CORE for $1.295 million, about the median price for other neighborhood co-ops, according to StreetEasy. 

A gallery leads into the living and dining room area, which features south-facing windows and custom, built-in shelving; the long and lean space is ideal for creating gallery walls, as seen here. The separate kitchen includes a sunny breakfast nook; the curved stone countertop and tile backsplash are stylish touches that lend a warm tone to the space.

The corner master bedroom, entered via a dressing area, is illuminated by west- and south-facing windows, and includes its own custom bookshelves. The en-suite bath looks a little short on storage, but the light right above the subway-tiled shower area appeals. 

A second corner bedroom also gets plenty of natural light, but doesn't have its own bathroom, which may be why it's currently set up as an office. (And it's worth noting that any guests will have to use the master's bathroom.) 

A major highlight of living in this co-op is the rooftop deck, which looks like it has some spectacular views, and plenty of space for gatherings. 

The apartment comes with a solid amount of storage space, including a walk-in closet in the hall, and you'll also find attractive wood floor throughout. Building amenities include a 24-hour doorman and live-in super, as well as laundry facilities and additional shared storage.