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55 Central Park West

Co-op located in Upper West Side, at The Southwest corner of West 66th Street

Description of 55 Central Park West

Designed by the renowned architects Schwartz and Gross, 55 Central Park West was built in 1929 and is landmarked and prominently featured on the National Register of Historic Places. Colloquially remembered as the 'Ghostbusters Building," the building's Art Deco exterior is distinguished by pointed finials and transitioning brick from a dark red to a yellow tone. The Art Deco lobby restoration was awarded the 2019 Stanford White Award for Historic Preservation from the Institute for Classical Architecture. It was also awarded an "A" for energy efficiency, having modernized its infrastructure with new heating, water, electrical, and fire systems, new elevators, and a co-generation plant.

Amenities include a superintendent, full-time door staff, furnished roof terrace with sun deck, wet bar, and vegetable garden, bicycle and playroom, laundry facility, individual storage (when available), and is pet and pied-a-terre friendly. The building is close to Lincoln Center (home to the world-famous Metropolitan Opera), Columbus Circle, Deutsche Bank Center, and several subway and bus lines.


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Building Facts

  • Year Built: 1929
    Building Type: Co-op
    Neighborhood: Central Park West (Manhattan)
    Minimum Down: 50%
  • Total Apartments: 109 109
    Total Floors: 19
    Doorman: FT Doorman
    Pets: Allowed
    Total Floorplans:

Apartment Pricing Stats

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Building Amenities

  • Attended Lobby
  • FT Doorman
  • High-Rise
  • Pre War
  • Resident Storage
  • Full Service Garage
  • Rooftop Terrace
  • Elevator
  • Children's Playroom
  • Laundry Room
  • Bike Room
  • Landmarked
  • Live-In Superintendent

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55 Central Park West: Rating

Out of 44

Architecture Rating: 30 / 44

Out of 36

Location Rating: 30 / 36

Out of 39

Features Rating: 15 / 39


CityRealty Rating Reference

  • 30+ remarkable
  • 20-29 distinguished
  • 11-19 average
  • < 11 below average
  • 27+ remarkable
  • 18-26 distinguished
  • 9-17 average
  • < 9 below average
  • 22+ remarkable
  • 16-21 distinguished
  • 9-15 average
  • < 9 below average
  • #16 Rated co-op - Upper West Side
  • #10 Rated co-op - Central Park West

Carter Horsley's Review of 55 Central Park West

Carter Horsley's Building Review
"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 red at the base to pale beige at the top.

It was built by Earle and Calhoun on a site formerly occupied by a 9-story apartment building." Read Carter's Full Review
  • Prime location
  • Very distinctive entrance marquee
  • Sidewalk landscaping
  • Pet friendly
  • 24-hour doorman
  • Bicycle room
  • Park views
  • Major Art Deco tower
  • Close to Subway
  • Traffic
  • No roof deck
  • No health club
  • No concierge
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  1. 1
at Broadway 0.18 miles
  1. B
  2. C
at Central Park West 0.26 miles
  1. D
  2. A
at Central Park West and 60th 0.31 miles
  1. 2
  2. 3
at Broadway 0.45 miles

Sales Summary - Past 12 Months

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Closing History - Last 10 sales

Units Sold
$1.3M - $7.9M
Price Range
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