55 Central Park West

At Southwest Corner of 66th Street

83

55 Central Park West has received a CityRealty Rating of 83, based on:

Rating Summary

25
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26
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13
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55 Central Park West

Nearby Subway Stations

  1. 1
    1
    • 66th Street - Lincoln Center (at Broadway) (0.18 miles)
     
  2. 2
    2
    • 72nd Street (at Broadway) (0.45 miles)
     
  3. 3
    3
    • 72nd Street (at Broadway) (0.45 miles)
     
  4. B
    B
    • 72nd Street (at Central Park West) (0.27 miles)
     
  5. D
    D
    • 59th Street (at Central Park West and 60th) (0.31 miles)
     
  6. A
    A
    • 59th Street (at Central Park West and 60th) (0.31 miles)
     
  7. C
    C
    • 72nd Street (at Central Park West) (0.27 miles)
     
   

Info & Ratings - Overview

Building Summary

$1,397
 
-7.8
6 Mo Change
Avg. Price / Ft2 (2 sales in past 12 months)
 
$2,561 Avg. Price / Ft2 (Currently Available Apts)
 
  • 1930Year Built
  • 109Apartments
  • 19Floors

Overview

One of the city's authentic and important Art Deco gems, this 20-story apartment house is noted for its rakish fluted finials and its subtle shading of bricks, which range from dark at the base to light at the top.

Designed by Schwartz & Gross, this 109-unit cooperative apartment building was completed in 1930 and is modest but memorable in its design consistency.

All of the setbacks have protruding vertical design elements that are also placed around the building above the ground floor. These elements rise towards the center of the park-facing façade from one-story to three stories in height, mirroring the top of the building, which has its centrally placed watertank in a decorative tower.

"It romanticized modern imagery so unabashedly that it might have been drawn by Hugh Ferriss. Everything about it - the stepped tower form, the façade overlaid with a pattern of vertical bands, the stylized fluting, like vestigial wings on the top stories - focused upward. The structure seemed to celebrate the height it achieved; this impression was reinforced even by the coloring of the brickwork, shaded in tones from red at the base to pale tan at the top - forty different hues of earth colors, Lewis Mumford reported - done, it was said, to create the illusion that the sun was always shining on the building," observed Elizabeth Hawes in her excellent book, "New York, New York How The Apartment House Transformed The Life Of The City (1869-1930)," An Owl Book, Henry...

Carter Horsley's Review of 55 Central Park West

Features & Amenities

  • FT Doorman
  • Pre War
  • Basement Storage
  • Full Service Garage
  • Elevator

Pros

  • Prime location
  • Major Art Deco tower
  • Park views

Cons

  • Traffic
  • Conventional layouts
  • No health club

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#38 Most viewed co-op in Upper West Side (past 30 days).

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