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ARO, 242 West 53rd Street

No fee rental located in Midtown West, between Broadway & Eighth Avenue

Description of ARO at 242 West 53rd Street

ARO is a 59-story post-war rental building in Manhattan's Midtown West neighborhood finished in 2016. Designed for Algin Management by CetraRuddy, ARO features an innovative white-steel latticed exterior wrapping 426 luxury rental residences. With 40,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor amenity spaces planned for its unique tower-and-podium design, it will be among the most attractive luxury rental properties on the market. Plans include approximately 15,000 square feet of retail space with double-height ceilings at the base, as well as attended parking. It has already earned critical acclaim and several design awards including the 2017 American Architecture Prize, The PLAN Award 2017, a 2015 SARA National Design Award and an Architecture Podium citation in the International Architecture Awards.

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Building Facts

  • Year Built: 2018
    Building Type: No Fee Rental
    Neighborhood: Midtown West (Manhattan)
  • Total Apartments: 426 426
    Total Floors: 59
    Doorman: FT Doorman
    Total Floorplans:

Building Amenities

  • Attended Lobby
  • Concierge
  • FT Doorman
  • High-Rise
  • Post War
  • Central AC
  • Health Club
  • Pool
  • Rooftop Terrace
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Center
  • On-Site Parking

Carter Horsley's Review of ARO

Carter Horsley's Building Review
"This sprightly and bright skyscraper on the former site of the Roseland Ballroom, the dance hall, at 242 West 53rd Street was erected in 2018 by Algin Management and has 426 rental apartments. 

The 62-story tower was designed by CetraRuddy and sits on a low-rise, through-block podium whose multi-level roof is landscaped. " Read Carter's Full Review
  • Sprightly tower
  • Curved balconies
  • Fitness center with pool with handsome lights
  • Full-time doorman
  • Concierge
  • Attended garage
  • Half basketball court
  • Golf simulator
  • Three lounges
  • Pets are allowed
  • Private dining room
  • Many apartments
  • No sidewalk landscaping
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at 8th Ave and 51st 0.13 miles
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at Broadway 0.13 miles
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at Broadway and 53rd 0.14 miles
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at 7th Ave 0.19 miles
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at Columbus Circle 0.34 miles
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at 6th Ave 0.35 miles
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at 6th Ave and 51st 0.37 miles

Building Managed By

Founded more than 50 years ago, Algin Management owns and manages more than 3,500 residential units throughout many of New York City's most exclusive neighborhoods.

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