Carnegie Plaza, 162 West 56th Street

At The Southeast corner of Seventh Avenue   |    Midtown West

Carnegie Plaza - 162 West 56th Street
54

Carnegie Plaza, 162 West 56th Street has received a CityRealty Rating of 54, 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

14
Out of 44
+
27
Out of 36
+
8
Out of 39
+
5
=
54
Out of 119
 

Architecture Rating: Points Breakdown

Exterior:
Attractive 4 out of 8 points
Retail Quality:
Mixed 1 out of 5 points
Canopy Entrance:
Attractive 2 out of 3 points
Alterations:
Poorly Done 0 out of 2 points
Plaza Or Atrium:
None 0 out of 3 points
Contextual Design:
Yes and Good 2 out of 3 points
Skyline:
Not Visible 0 out of 2 points
Local Visibility:
Highly Visible 2 out of 2 points
Watertank:
Exposed 0 out of 2 points
Airconditioners:
Allowed and Present 0 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:
None 0 out of 1 points

Location Rating: Points Breakdown

Street Ambience:
Average Mix 2 out of 5 points
Distance To Neighborhood Center:
Less than 10 blocks 5 out of 5 points
Views:
Open 2 out of 4 points
Neighborhood Ambience:
Very Attractive 3 out of 3 points
Traffic Noise:
Some 2 out of 3 points
Protected Views:
Only Top Floors 1 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:
Less than 3 Short Blocks 2 out of 2 points
Distance To Park:
3-6 Short Blocks 1 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:
Minimal but Attractive 2 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:
None 0 out of 2 points
Private Gardens:
None 0 out of 2 points
Storage Rooms:
None 0 out of 2 points
Bay Windows:
None 0 out of 1 points
Fireplaces:
None 0 out of 1 points
Door Person:
None 0 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:
None 0 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:
Yes 1 out of 1 points
Other Amenities:
Some 1 out of 2 points
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Nearby Subway Stations

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    • 59th Street (at Central Park West and 60th) (0.28 miles)
     
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Carnegie Plaza Overview

Some of the city's streets are interesting for reasons that are not always obvious. This block, for example, has the backs of two major skyscrapers on 57th Street and the City Center for the Performing Arts on 55th Street.

In addition, it has the loading dock of CitySpire, a major mixed-use tower in the middle of the block, the busy Kaplan School, and the main entrance of the Parker Meridian Hotel, a famous music bookstore, a mystery book store, and the spectacular lobby with major antiquities in a green-glass midblock tower that has an angled plaza with three handsome conical flagpoles. Throw in four food stores, a couple of garages, two major health clubs and the stage door for Carnegie Hall and you have a lot going on.

With five major loading docks on the block, there are a lot of trucks on the street, but surprisingly the traffic moves rather well and taxis often turn into the street.

Architecturally, this is a very fascinating street since it is host to most spectacular skyscraper cluster in midtown. Carnegie Hall Tower and the Metropolitan Tower are on either side of the Russian Tea Room Restaurant on 57th Street and all extend to 56th Street where they are outsized by CitySpire, the tallest mixed-use building in midtown. The three towers are about 800 feet high each and the proximity is awesome, especially since their designs are quite different. All three have through-block arcades as does the hotel and the midblock angled building, which probably sets a world's...

Carter Horsley's Review
of Carnegie Plaza, 162 West 56th Street

Carter Horsley's Building Review
Read a Review of Carnegie Plaza, 162 West 56th Street byCarter Horsley

Features & Amenities

  • Conversion Year: 1986
  • FT Doorman
  • Pre War
  • Elevator

Pros

  • Directly Across from rear of Carnegie Hall
  • Architecturally interesting block
  • Convenient public transportation
  • Concierge
  • Caopied entrance
  • Sidewalk landscaping
  • Convenient to many restaurants

Cons

  • Heavy traffic
  • Step-up entrance
  • Step-up lobby
  • No balconies
  • Not too many major views
  • No garage
  • No health club
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