220 Central Park South

Location
New York, New York
Role
Executive Architect
Type
Residential Condominium
Status
Under Construction
Scale
593,000 sq. ft., Main Tower 67 Stories & The Villas 18 Stories, 118 Units

Located in Midtown Manhattan just south of Central Park, 220 Central Park South was designed in collaboration with Robert A.M. Stern Architects. The building consists of two towers comprised of 593,000 square feet and 118 residential units. The main tower stands at 67 stories while the smaller, more residential-scaled tower (known as “The Villas”) stands at 18 stories. Both towers are connected by a breezeway which opens onto a plaza-like motor court. The motor court will allow for private resident access within the confines of the property bound by 58th Street and Central Park South. Both towers will share the 30,000 square feet of amenities located at the lower levels—including a 25-meter pool, state-of-the-art fitness center, and spa.

With a tower footprint of 55 feet wide and 130 feet long, the core of the building was shifted to the south in order to provide large living spaces with unobstructed views of Central Park. The introduction of spandrel beams on the perimeter along with ten-inch concrete slabs allowed the structure to work with limited interior columns. The building is clad in three-inch-thick solid limestone panels fabricated on steel trusses and clipped to the superstructure as a standard curtain-wall system. The ability to use this curtain-wall system, in addition to exterior insulation, greatly improved energy efficiency and allowed for more usable floor area. Interior treatments, designed by The Office of Thierry Despont, speak to the traditional language of the exterior façade and massing. Traditional materials, and prominent moldings and details help define the spaces.

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