The Mondrian, 250 East 54th Street

At The Southwest corner of Second Avenue   |    Midtown East

The Mondrian - 250 East 54th Street
82

The Mondrian, 250 East 54th Street has received a CityRealty Rating of 82, 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
+
26
Out of 36
+
18
Out of 39
+
9
=
82
Out of 119
 

Architecture Rating: Points Breakdown

Exterior:
Distinguished 6 out of 8 points
Retail Quality:
Attractive 4 out of 5 points
Canopy Entrance:
Attractive 2 out of 3 points
Alterations:
None 2 out of 2 points
Plaza Or Atrium:
None 0 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:
Exists 1 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 20 blocks 4 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:
Only Top Floors 1 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:
More than 6 Short Blocks 0 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:
Some 1 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:
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:
No 0 out of 1 points
Non Rectilinear Form:
Yes 1 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
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The Mondrian Overview

New York has surprisingly few sleek apartment towers and this is one of the best.

Designed by Fox & Fowle, an architectural firm best known for its office buildings, this 43-story is not only stunning, but, perhaps more unusual for New York, colorful.

At one point, this building was known as Le Grand Palais. Now known as The Mondrian, it is named after the great modernist painter famed for his "Broadway Boogie Woogie" designs of colored grids.

The aluminum and glass curtain wall of this tower sports red bands every five floors and the rest of the tower's façades are bright white and dark blue. It is far more colorful than the more touted Museum Tower on West 53rd Street by Cesar Pelli that was supposed to have 14 different colors on its rather dark façade that have been hard to discern.

Although the massing of the tower is a bit odd to maximize its zoning potential, it is, nevertheless, quite handsome in its combination of clean, crisp rectilinearity and a curved corner. The base of the tower is a three-story-high base that fills the site.

The 179-unit condominium tower was opened in early 1992. It was developed by Charles B. Benenson and Laurence A. and Preston R. Tisch.

Mr. Benenson was the head of Benenson Capital Company, a business founded in 1905 by his father, Benjamin. In 1976, Charles B. Benenson built the Connaught rental apartment building on the southeast corner of Second Avenue and 54th Street that was later converted to a...

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Features & Amenities

  • FT Doorman
  • Basement Storage
  • Health Club
  • Pool
  • Video Intercom
  • Washer/Dryer in building
  • Elevator

Pros

  • Stunning, sleek, modern design
  • Concierge
  • Health club and pool
  • Proximity to midtown
  • Doorman
  • Some bidets
  • Some balconies

Cons

  • No roof deck
  • Many apartments
  • Heavy traffic
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