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15 Central Park West
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General information
Status Complete
Type Residential condominiums
Architectural style New Classical
Location Upper West Side, Manhattan
Address 15 Central Park West, New York, New York, United States
Coordinates 40°46′10″N 73°58′52″W / 40.76944°N 73.98111°W / 40.76944; -73.98111
Construction started 2005
Completed 2008
Cost $950 million (2008)
Height
Roof 550.01 feet (167.64 m)
Technical details
Floor count 35 floors
Design and construction
Architect Robert A.M. Stern Architects
Developer
  • Arthur Zeckendorf
  • William Zeckendorf
Other information
Number of units 202

15 Central Park West is a 35-floor luxury condominium at the corner of West 61st Street and Central Park West on the Upper West Side of Manhattan in New York City, opposite Central Park. The building was designed in a New Classical style by the 2011 Driehaus Prize winner Robert A.M. Stern. Construction was completed in 2008 for $950 million (equivalent to US$1.1 billion in 2016). 15 Central Park West was described in The Master Architect Series as one of New York's most prestigious residential addresses, and its residents have included actors, athletes, CEOs, hedge fund managers, and billionaires.

Development

The building's location, described as "the most expensive site in Manhattan" (purchased for $401 million in 2004, equivalent to $500 million in 2016, comprises an entire, albeit small, city block on Central Park West on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, formerly occupied by the somewhat dilapidated Mayflower Hotel (a 1926 Neo-Renaissance building designed by the architect Emery Roth) and a vacant lot. The building was designed in a New Classical style by Robert A.M. Stern Architects. It was constructed by developers Arthur and William Lie Zeckendorf of Zeckendorf Development, grandsons of real estate developer William Zeckendorf, in partnership with Goldman Sachs and Eyal Ofer's Global Holdings Inc. 15 Central Park West is considered by some to be one of New York's most prestigious residential addresses.

Design

As designed, 15 Central Park West is divided into two sections, a 19-story tower on Central Park West known as "the house," joined by a glass-enclosed lobby to a 35-story tower on Broadway. It includes such amenities as a private driveway to screen residents from paparazzi, a cinema with 20 seats, and a 14,000-square-foot (1,300 m2) fitness center with a 75-foot (22.86 m) swimming pool.

15 Central Park West's limestone facade uses material from "the same quarry that was a source for the Empire State Building". The floor plan was designed so that almost all rooms have an open view and layouts that borrow heavily from the styles commonly found in the 1920s.

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