Revealed: 220 Central Park South

220 Central Park South220 Central Park South -- rendering by Neoscape

220 Central Park South has been years in the making, and after legal battles and additional acquisitions, renderings of the tower are finally here. Curbed has the reveal, and the images do not disappoint; while the release did not come from Vornado, the stills from a (now removed) video on Sunlabs’ website depict the 920-foot skyscraper in all its slender limestone glory.

220 Central Park South

220 Central Park South — as the site stood last month

As YIMBY had speculated, the site will see a two-towered configuration, similar to Stern’s 15 Central Park West; the smaller, 14-story building will be located on Central Park South, while the 60-story skyscraper will front 58th Street. The two components will share a private driveway — again, similar to 15 Central Park West.

220 Central Park South

220 Central Park South — rendering by Neoscape

Large lower levels that would typically use a significant portion of a project’s development rights are non-existent, which is a prudent move on Vornado’s part; instead, the skyscraper soars significantly higher than an ordinary tower, allowing upper floors to take advantage of sweeping and permanently unobstructed Central Park views. In order to do this, the development will also be extraordinarily slender — though the proportions don’t look quite as thin as the nearby 111 West 57th Street

220 Central Park South

220 Central Park South — rendering by Neoscape

The implications of Stern’s involvement with the project have been clear for some time, as the architect has a pedigree for selling the most expensive units in New York City; it appears the ante has been upped yet again, as the views offered at 220 Central Park South will best ‘Limestone Jesus‘ around the corner, as well as Stern’s other Central Park-facing tower in the works, at 45 East 60th Street.

220 Central Park South

220 Central Park South — rendering by Neoscape

Given the benefit of a Central Park South address — and vistas that will be among the best in the entire world — the assumption that 220 Central Park South will become the city’s most expensive address is not unreasonable, and as Curbed notes, it appears that many of the floors will be single units. The penthouse will likely be several levels, and when figures are released, a $100 million + asking price seems inevitable.

220 Central Park South

220 Central Park South, 58th Street entrance — rendering by Neoscape

Completion of Vornado’s soaring, slender, and stellar addition to the skyline is expected by 2016-2017.

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1 Comment on "Revealed: 220 Central Park South"

  1. Wow, what a VUE! Looks like a nice place to live. The pool is over the top with luxury swimming. How Decadent. There are poor people out there who don’t have the luxury of swimming in a Decadent pool. This property is a Sanctuary of luxury. How Decadent it is like living on your own island. Wow, I wish I could that lucky. Maybe in the next life?

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