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2 Columbus Avenue: Review and Ratings

Carter Horsley
Review of 2 Columbus Avenue by Carter Horsley
Carter Horsley Carter B. Horsley, a former journalist for The New York Times, The International Herald Tribune and The New York Post. Mr. Horsley is also the editorial director of CityRealty.com.
 

This handsome, buff-brick, 41-story apartment building at 2 Columbus Avenue Street was erected in 1998. 

The building, which also has an address of 401-3 West 59th Street, a condominium and has 133 units. 

It was developed by The Brodsky Organization, Quinlan & Field Inc., and Peter M. Lehrer, the former chairman of Lehrer McGovern Bovis  Inc., a construction company.  They financed the development with their own money and a construction loan from Bayerische Hypo-und-Vereinsbank. 

The developers acquired the site and air rights from the parish of St. Paul the Apostle Roman Catholic Church, a neighbor, at an auction when they were selected over nine other bidders. 

The building was designed by Buck & Cane Architects. 

Peter Claman designed the interiors. 

This tower is close to the Riverside South developments of the Trump and Extell organizations to the north and it also not too far from Central Park.

Bottom Line

This is a full-service condominium tower that used air rights from the adjacent to the St. Paul the Apostle Roman Catholic Church near the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.

Description

The building has a limestone-and-granite base that complements that of the 1885 church.  The north side of the tower is also setback at the 16th floor to respect the height of the church.

Amenities

The building has a concierge, a doorman, a garage, basement storage, a live-in superintendent, and a health club. 

It has no sidewalk landscaping and no roof deck.

Apartments

Apartments have washers and dryers, walk-in closets and foyers. 

Apartment 15D is a one-bedroom unit with an 11-foot-long foyer that opens onto a 22-foot-long living/dining room next to an enclosed kitchen. 

Apartment 15A is a three-bedroom unit that has a 5-foot-wide entry foyer that leads to a 10-foot-wide gallery that opens onto a 21-foot-long living/dining room adjacent to an enclosed 7-foot-wide kitchen. 

Apartment 12B is a two-bedroom unit with an 11-foot-long entry foyer that leads to a 22-foot-long living dining room next to an enclosed kitchen. 

Apartment 21B is a two-bedroom unit that has an 11-foot-long foyer that leads to a 23-foot-long living room that opens onto a 12-foot-long dining area next to an enclosed kitchen.

 

History

With the completion in 2004 of the nearby Time Warner Center on the former site of the New York Coliseum on Columbus Circle, this neighborhood has become one of the liveliest in the city. 

Several glossy new apartment towers were erected in the vicinity about a decade after this was built. 

The site was formerly a church parking lot.

Rating

26
Out of 44

Architecture Rating: 26 / 44

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29
Out of 36

Location Rating: 29 / 36

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16
Out of 39

Features Rating: 16 / 39

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8
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79

CityRealty Rating Reference

 
Architecture
  • 30+ remarkable
  • 20-29 distinguished
  • 11-19 average
  • < 11 below average
 
Location
  • 27+ remarkable
  • 18-26 distinguished
  • 9-17 average
  • < 9 below average
 
Features
  • 22+ remarkable
  • 16-21 distinguished
  • 9-15 average
  • < 9 below average
  • #13 Rated condo - Lincoln Center
 
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