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55 Central Park West

At The Southwest corner of West 66th Street   |    Central Park West

55 Central Park West
83

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

 
Architecture

Anything above 30 is remarkable, from 20-29 is distinguished and from 11-19 is average, while below 11 is below average.

 
Location

Anything above 27 is remarkable, from 18-26 is distinguished and from 9-17 is average, while below 9 is below average.

 
Features

Anything above 22 is remarkable, from 16-21 is distinguished and from 9-15 is average, while below 9 is below average.

Rating Summary

28
Out of 44
+
28
Out of 36
+
17
Out of 39
+
10
=
83
Out of 119
 

Architecture Rating: Points Breakdown

Exterior:
Architectural Masterpiece 8 out of 8 points
Retail Quality:
None 2 out of 5 points
Canopy Entrance:
Dramatic 3 out of 3 points
Alterations:
None 2 out of 2 points
Plaza Or Atrium:
None 0 out of 3 points
Contextual Design:
Yes and Good 2 out of 3 points
Skyline:
Highly Visible 2 out of 2 points
Local Visibility:
Highly Visible 2 out of 2 points
Watertank:
Attractively Enclosed 2 out of 2 points
Airconditioners:
Discrete 1 out of 2 points
Free Standing:
Corner 1 out of 2 points
Gargoyles:
None 0 out of 2 points
Garden:
None 0 out of 2 points
Fenestration:
Consistent 1 out of 1 points
Landmark:
Part of Historic District 1 out of 2 points
Unity:
Unified Design 1 out of 1 points
Illumination:
None 0 out of 1 points
Water Element:
None 0 out of 1 points

Location Rating: Points Breakdown

Street Ambience:
Outstanding 5 out of 5 points
Distance To Neighborhood Center:
Less than 30 blocks 3 out of 5 points
Views:
Dazzling 4 out of 4 points
Neighborhood Ambience:
Very Attractive 3 out of 3 points
Traffic Noise:
Considerable 1 out of 3 points
Protected Views:
Many 2 out of 2 points
Distance To Subway:
3-5 Short Blocks 1 out of 2 points
Firedepartment Noise:
No Noise 2 out of 2 points
Distance To Supermarket:
3-5 Short Blocks 1 out of 2 points
Distance To Park:
Less Than 3 Short Blocks 2 out of 2 points
Distance To Water:
More than 6 Short Blocks 0 out of 2 points
Shopping:
5 or less Short Blocks 2 out of 2 points
Schools:
No Noise 1 out of 1 points
Noise From Nightlife:
None 1 out of 1 points

Features Rating: Points Breakdown

Lobby:
Spacious 4 out of 5 points
Units Per Floor:
5-9 2 out of 5 points
Ceiling:
8-9 Feet 1 out of 4 points
Balconies:
Some 1 out of 3 points
Health Club:
Yes 1 out of 2 points
Private Gardens:
None 0 out of 2 points
Storage Rooms:
Considerable 2 out of 2 points
Bay Windows:
None 0 out of 1 points
Fireplaces:
Some 1 out of 1 points
Door Person:
Yes 1 out of 1 points
Concierge:
Yes 1 out of 1 points
Elevator Person:
None 0 out of 1 points
Recreational Roof:
None 0 out of 1 points
Driveway:
None 0 out of 1 points
Maids Room:
None 0 out of 1 points
Catering:
None 0 out of 1 points
Garage:
None 0 out of 1 points
Mixed Use:
No 0 out of 1 points
Non Rectilinear Form:
No 0 out of 1 points
Unusual Layouts:
No 0 out of 1 points
Prewar:
Yes 1 out of 1 points
Other Amenities:
Many 2 out of 2 points
  • Size Starting From # avail
  • 1 Bed $1,400,000 1
  • Last updated Aug 30, 2016
$1,556 Avg. Price / Ft2
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  • Size Avg. Price # Sold
  • 2 BEDS $2,500,000 1
  • Avg. Price based on 1 closings during past 12 months Last updated Aug 31, 2016
$2,083 Avg. Price / Ft2
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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) (0.26 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) (0.26 miles)
     

55 Central Park West 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 Holt, 1993.

The architects, she continued, "were the first to treat the apartment house as a unified whole from sidewalk to summit."

"The building rose on its own like an organic growth, unencumbered by demarcations of house line or balustrades or cornices. Even the stylized portal blended into the surface.... It was a twentieth-century habitat in which form, height, and light, all by-products of the new technology, counted most.

"Old architectural habits had been sloughed off much as the...

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

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  • 148 Available for Sale
  • $1,798 Avg. Price / Ft2
  • $4,444,009 Avg. Price
  • $1,797,500 Median Price
  1. Most Expensive The San Remo Apt PH26C | $59,000,000
  2. Least Expensive 46 West 71st Street Apt 1A | $235,000
    Price / ft2 $392
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  • 267 Total Sales
  • $1,458 Avg. Price / Ft2
  • $2,447,453 Avg. Price
  • $1,350,000 Median Price
  1. Most Expensive 101 Central Park West Apt 9BC | $35,336,000
    Price / ft2 $5,048
  2. Least Expensive The Bancroft Apt 141A | $310,910
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