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Tower East, 190 East 72nd Street

between Lexington Avenue & Third Avenue   |    Lenox Hill

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Key Details

  • Co-op
  • Built in 1960
  • 130 Apartments
  • 34 Floors
  • Size From # avail
  • 2 Beds $895,000 2
  • 3 Beds $1,999,000 2
  • 4 Beds $1,795,000 2
  • 6+ Beds $5,995,000 1
  • Last updated Jul 25, 2017
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$875 Avg. Price / Ft2
  • Size Avg. Price # Sold
  • 2 BEDS $1,178,333 3
  • 3 BEDS $1,731,667 3
  • Avg. Price based on 6 closings during past 12 months Last updated Jul 25, 2017
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$930 Avg. Price / Ft2

Overview

80

Tower East, 190 East 72nd Street has received a CityRealty Rating of 80, 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

29
Out of 44
+
20
Out of 36
+
22
Out of 39
+
9
=
80
Out of 119
 

Architecture Rating: Points Breakdown

Exterior:
Very Attractive 5 out of 8 points
Retail Quality:
High-End 5 out of 5 points
Canopy Entrance:
Attractive 2 out of 3 points
Alterations:
None 2 out of 2 points
Plaza Or Atrium:
Exists 1 out of 3 points
Contextual Design:
No, but OK 1 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:
Free Standing 2 out of 2 points
Gargoyles:
None 0 out of 2 points
Garden:
Attractive 2 out of 2 points
Fenestration:
Consistent 1 out of 1 points
Landmark:
No 0 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:
Average Mix 2 out of 5 points
Distance To Neighborhood Center:
Less than 30 blocks 3 out of 5 points
Views:
Impressive 3 out of 4 points
Neighborhood Ambience:
Attractive 2 out of 3 points
Traffic Noise:
Considerable 1 out of 3 points
Protected Views:
Only Top Floors 1 out of 2 points
Distance To Subway:
3-5 Short Blocks 1 out of 2 points
Firedepartment Noise:
Some Noise 1 out of 2 points
Distance To Supermarket:
3-5 Short Blocks 1 out of 2 points
Distance To Park:
3-6 Short Blocks 1 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:
Quite Stylish 3 out of 5 points
Units Per Floor:
5-9 2 out of 5 points
Ceiling:
9-11 Feet 2 out of 4 points
Balconies:
None 0 out of 3 points
Health Club:
Yes 1 out of 2 points
Private Gardens:
None 0 out of 2 points
Storage Rooms:
Minimal 1 out of 2 points
Bay Windows:
Some 1 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:
Yes 1 out of 1 points
Driveway:
Yes 1 out of 1 points
Maids Room:
Some 1 out of 1 points
Catering:
Some 1 out of 1 points
Garage:
Yes 1 out of 1 points
Mixed Use:
Yes 1 out of 1 points
Non Rectilinear Form:
No 0 out of 1 points
Unusual Layouts:
Some 1 out of 1 points
Prewar:
No 0 out of 1 points
Other Amenities:
Many 2 out of 2 points
  • #2 Rated co-op - Lenox Hill
How was this building rated?

One of the first major projects designed by Richard Roth Jr., one of the "sons" in the famous architectural firm of Emery Roth & Sons, Tower East was a radical departure from traditional high-rise apartment building design in New York. Initiated just before the 1961 Zoning Resolution that promoted the use of plazas to provide more public space and also permit taller buildings that did not fully occupy their sites, this tower became a prototype for many others, especially to the south on Third Avenue: a tall tower set on a low-rise base. Unlike the Seagram Building on Park Avenue that actually created a large public plaza and was highly influential in the rationale for much of the new zoning in 1961, this tower does not provide street-level public space, but its freestanding tower, setback from the base on all sides, does provide considerably more "light and air" to its surroundings (as well as casting a longer shadow). The 34-story, 132-unit cooperative apartment tower is quite distinguished and far more attractive than the previous generation's minimal "white brick monstrosities." With its bronze-color window sashes and dark-tinted picture windows and its exposed-concrete piers on the east and west façades, it conjures up pin-strip suit snazziness. Interestingly, the north and south façades are treated differently with inset exposed-concrete walls that do not extend to the building's corners. These façades make the building appear somewhat less "commercial" than the east and west façades that could be mistaken for an office building. "Richard Jr. created this building in a conscious effort to break way from the past and delineate a new, modern image for apartment houses. Following the passage of the new zoning ordinance, this type of sheer tower became commonplace all over the city," noted Steven Ruttenbaum in his book, "Mansions in The Clouds, the Skyscraper Palazzi of Emery Roth," (Balsam Press Inc., 1986). The 34-story, 132-unit cooperative apartment b...

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Nearby Subway Stations

  1. 6
at Lexington Ave 0.17 miles
  1. F
at Lexington Ave and 63rd 0.42 miles

Carter Horsley's Review

Tower East, 190 East 72nd Street Carter Horsley's Building Review
"One of the first major projects designed by Richard Roth Jr., one of the "sons" in the famous architectural firm of Emery Roth & Sons, Tower East was a radical departure from traditional high-rise apartment building design in New York. Initiated just before the 1961 Zoning Resolution that promoted the use of plazas to provide more public space and also permit taller buildings that did not fully occupy their sites, this tower became a prototype for many others, especially to the south on Third Avenue: a tall tower set on a low-rise base. Unlike the Seagram Building on Park Avenue that actually created a large public plaza and was highly influential in the rationale for much of the new zoning in 1961, this tower does not provide street-level public space, but its freestanding tower, setback from the base on all sides, does provide considerably more "light and air" to its surroundings (as well as casting a longer shadow). The 34-story, 132-unit cooperative apartment tower is quite distinguished and far more attractive than the previous generation's minimal "white brick monstrosities." With its bronze-color window sashes and dark-tinted picture windows and its exposed-concrete piers on the east and west façades, it conjures up pin-strip suit snazziness. Interestingly, the north and south façades are treated differently with inset exposed-concrete walls that do not extend to the building's corners. These façades make the building appear somewhat less "commercial" than the east and west façades that could be mistaken for an office building. "Richard Jr. created this building in a conscious effort to break way from the past and delineate a new, modern image for apartment houses. Following the passage of the new zoning ordinance, this type of sheer tower became commonplace all over the city," noted Steven Ruttenbaum in his book, "Mansions in The Clouds, the Skyscraper Palazzi of Emery Roth," (Balsam Press Inc., 1986). The 34-story, 132-unit cooperative apartment building was built by Tishman Realty & Construction Company. There are four apartments per floor and all have quite spacious L-shaped living rooms with two exposures, entrance gallery and a maid's room that doubles as a den off the kitchen. The bathrooms have no windows." Read Carter's Full Review

The pros & cons

Pros
  • Attractive entrance
  • Garage
  • Entrance foyers
  • Concierge
  • Only four apartments per floor
  • Close to Subway
  • Prime location
Cons
  • Windowless bathrooms
  • No health club
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Tower East, 190 East 72nd Street - 10 year Sales History

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$1,455,000
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Tower East, 190 East 72nd Street Alternate Address

  • 1230 3 Avenue

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In the Neighborhood: What’s Available & Sales Stats

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  • 363 Available for Sale
  • $1,026 Avg. Price / Ft2
  • $1,342,905 Avg. Price
  • $879,000 Median Price
  1. Most Expensive 130 East 67th Street Apt 45C | $7,995,000
    Price / ft2 $1,904
  2. Least Expensive 301 East 63rd Street Apt 12L | $249,000
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  • 638 Total Sales
  • $981 Avg. Price / Ft2
  • $1,006,953 Avg. Price
  • $750,700 Median Price
  1. Most Expensive 196 East 75th Street Apt 8EFGH | $5,450,000
  2. Least Expensive 301 East 63rd Street Apt 10H | $210,000

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