Designed by Robert A.M. Stern Architects and The Office of Thierry W. Despont, these ultra-luxury residences hold the Villa, a 18-storey building and behind it, a 950 ft. tower. 220 Central Park South stands 65 stories tall and houses 160 units. The façade is striking, with its Juliet balconies, Alabama limestone, and metalwork lending it the classic New York feel in terms of architectural taste. These residences are at a surprisingly close proximity to Broadway and enjoy a vibrant, bustling neighborhood with multiple, premium recreational spots for families. The layout mirrors the team's meticulous attention to detail and the residences ensure that 220 gives its people nothing less than the premium NYC essence in living. It offers various services and amenities, including a doorman and concierge, elevator, gym, and laundry.
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The year the now-demolished apartment building at 220 Central Park South was built. The 20-story, 124-unit rental building was designed by Mayer & Whittlesey and M. Milton Glass. The firm also designed the nearby 40 Central Park South and 240 Central Park South, which, like 220, are through-block buildings that extend to West 58th Street. The building replaced three nineteenth-century rowhouses and an apartment building, all built by the Appleby family.
In their "New York 1960 Architecture and Urbanism Between the Second World War and The Bicentennial," Robert A. M. Stern, Thomas Mellins and David Fishman provide the following commentary about the building: “The twenty-story building had coarsely detailed rows of double-hung aluminum windows set in white brick, corner balconies and a blocky elevator penthouse; a similarly dismal building faced Fifty-Eight Street and was separated from its companion by a garden. The setback base of the building on Central Park South compromised the street wall that was so critical to the framing of the park."
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