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Olympic Tower, 641 Fifth Avenue, #48A

$4,100,000 ($2,289 per ft2) | 2 beds, 2.5 baths | Approx. 1,791 ft2

Key Details

  • Listed Jun 11, 2019
    Days on Market 97
    Building Type Condominium
    Neighborhood Midtown East
  • Monthly Common Charges $2,820
    Monthly Real Estate Taxes $3,125
    Minimum Down Payment 10%
    Doorman FT Doorman

Description

Situated on the 48th of 51 floors, this 2 bedroom/2.5 bathroom corner apartment offers floor to ceiling windows with breathtaking unobstructed views North and West of Fifth Avenue, Central Park and the iconic skyscrapers of midtown Manhattan.

The Olympic Tower's prime Fifth Avenue location facing Rockefeller Center epitomizes all that is Manhattan. This full service luxury building is one of the finest condominiums in New York. It was developed to the highest standards by Aristotle Onassis and designed by the world-renowned architectural firm of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill.

A dramatic entry gallery leads you past the windowed eat-in kitchen to the corner dining and living room area with coffered ceilings and magnificent views. Master Bedroom and Guest Bedroom both offer en-suite bathrooms. Other features include motorized window shades, washer & dryer and a pre-wired sound system.

The 24-hour building staff, including concierges and elevator attendants, assures your privacy and security. Valet parking, a private state-of-the-art gym and bicycle storage are available for your convenience. Corporate purchases and Pied-a-Terres are allowed.

Pets are not permitted.

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Apartment Amenities

  • Washer/Dryer in apt.

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About Olympic Tower, 641 Fifth Avenue

90

Olympic Tower, 641 Fifth Avenue has received a CityRealty Rating of 90, 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

34
Out of 44
+
30
Out of 36
+
16
Out of 39
+
10
=
90
Out of 119
 

Architecture Rating: Points Breakdown

Exterior:
Very Distinguished 7 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:
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:
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:
No 0 out of 2 points
Unity:
Unified Design 1 out of 1 points
Illumination:
None 0 out of 1 points
Water Element:
Yes 1 out of 1 points

Location Rating: Points Breakdown

Street Ambience:
Outstanding 5 out of 5 points
Distance To Neighborhood Center:
Less than 10 blocks 5 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:
Less than 3 Short Blocks 2 out of 2 points
Firedepartment Noise:
No Noise 2 out of 2 points
Distance To Supermarket:
More than 5 Short Blocks 0 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:
None 0 out of 3 points
Health Club:
Yes, with Swimming Pool 2 out of 2 points
Private Gardens:
None 0 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:
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:
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:
No 0 out of 1 points
Prewar:
No 0 out of 1 points
Other Amenities:
Many 2 out of 2 points
  • Condo
  • Built in 1975
  • 229 Apartments
  • 52 Floors

Building Amenities

  • Attended Lobby
  • Concierge
  • FT Doorman
  • Hi Rise
  • Post War
  • Basement Storage
  • Central AC
  • Garden
  • Health Club
  • Roof Deck
  • Washer/Dryer in building
  • Elevator
  • Mail Room
  • Lounge
  • Fitness Center
  • Bike Room
  • Fireplaces
  • Live-In Superintendent
  • Terraces / Balconies
  • Outdoor Entertainment Space
  • Courtyard
  • In-Unit Washer/Dryer

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Pros
  • Impeccable location
  • Dazzling views
  • Close to Subway
  • Good public transportation
  • Across avenue from Rockefeller Center
  • High-quality retail
  • Large arcade
  • Concierge
  • Floor-to-ceiling windows
  • Pioneering mixed-use building
Cons
  • Many apartments
  • No sidewalk landscaping
  • Considerable traffic
  • Many tourists
  • No roof deck
  • No balconies
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Subways

  1. M
  2. E
at 5th Ave and 53rd 0.08 miles
  1. 6
at Lexington Ave 0.25 miles
  1. B
  2. D
  3. F
at 6th Ave and 51st 0.28 miles
  1. N
  2. Q
  3. R
at 5th Ave and 60th 0.42 miles
  1. 1
at Broadway 0.45 miles
  1. 4
  2. 5
  3. 7
at Madison Ave and 42nd 0.47 miles

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