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Chatham Towers, 180 Park Row

between Pearl Street & Worth Street   |    Lower East Side

Chatham Towers - 180 Park Row
84

Chatham Towers, 180 Park Row has received a CityRealty Rating of 84, 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

32
Out of 44
+
29
Out of 36
+
15
Out of 39
+
8
=
84
Out of 119
 

Architecture Rating: Points Breakdown

Exterior:
Distinguished 6 out of 8 points
Retail Quality:
None 2 out of 5 points
Canopy Entrance:
Attractive 2 out of 3 points
Alterations:
None 2 out of 2 points
Plaza Or Atrium:
Very Attractive 3 out of 3 points
Contextual Design:
No, but Very Good 3 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:
Not Allowed 2 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:
Very Attractive with Trees 4 out of 5 points
Distance To Neighborhood Center:
Less than 10 blocks 5 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:
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:
Less than 3 Short Blocks 2 out of 2 points
Distance To Park:
Less Than 3 Short Blocks 2 out of 2 points
Distance To Water:
3-6 Short Blocks 1 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:
8-9 Feet 1 out of 4 points
Balconies:
Many 2 out of 3 points
Health Club:
None 0 out of 2 points
Private Gardens:
Substantial 2 out of 2 points
Storage Rooms:
Minimal 1 out of 2 points
Bay Windows:
None 0 out of 1 points
Fireplaces:
None 0 out of 1 points
Door Person:
Yes 1 out of 1 points
Concierge:
None 0 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:
Yes 1 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:
No 0 out of 1 points
Other Amenities:
Many 2 out of 2 points
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Chatham Towers Overview

One of the city's more important "modern" apartment complexes, this enclave of two, bold and innovative, 25-story towers on a triangular block near City Hall and Chinatown is one of three major examples in the city of "Brutalism." The other two are the Whitney Museum of American Art on Madison Avenue at 75th Street and the PanAm (now MetLife) Building straddling Park Avenue at 45th Street.

These buildings at 170 and 180 Park Row in Chinatown are known as "Chatham Towers."

They are aggressive structures that project a great sense of strength and independence. They are not politically correct in terms of architecture in that they ignore, if not overwhelm, their surroundings and context.

Chatham Towers, which has a doorman and central air-conditioning. was once said to have been the city s first residential housing built of exposed concrete poured on site.

The rawness of its concrete façades has relegated it to the "Brutalist" school of architecture that was popular around the time the project was erected. "Brutalist," unfortunately, implies a perjorative description, but the rawness can also connotate unadorned, original, purity and, more importantly, power and strength, two qualities that Chatham Towers continue to convey very effectively.

This project was designed by Kelly & Gruzen for the Association for Middle Income Housing and was built as a cooperative in 1964. They are notable for their distinctive trapezoidal openings in the rooftop watertank enclosures and even...

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Features & Amenities

  • FT Doorman
  • Hi Rise
  • Post War
  • Central AC
  • Full Service Garage
  • Garden
  • Washer/Dryer in building
  • Elevator

Pros

  • Important modern residential enclave
  • Spectacular views of Lower Manhattan
  • Surrounded by Chinatown
  • Close to South Street Seaport
  • Built-in Venetian Blinds
  • Many Balconies
  • Garage

Cons

  • Considerable Traffic
  • No health club
  • No roof deck
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  • 50 Available for Sale
  • $893 Avg. Price / Ft2
  • $901,820 Avg. Price
  • $837,000 Median Price
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  • 151 Total Sales
  • $830 Avg. Price / Ft2
  • $746,364 Avg. Price
  • $675,000 Median Price
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    Price / ft2 $991
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