Back in May of 2015, YIMBY posted renderings from SLCE Architects featuring the Robert A.M. Stern Architects-designed 220 Central Park South. Since then, construction on the building has made major headway, with the structure now reaching past its tenth floor, and now we can post the building’s final look, thanks to an ad placed by developer Vornado in REBNY’s new booklet.
While no formal renderings have previously been released by the developer, an illicit video leaked in early 2014, and the follow-up images from SLCE and the documents filed with the Department of Buildings confirmed that changes to what was depicted in the video would not be dramatic.
In any case, modifications since the last round of renderings show balconies are now present along much of the tower’s northern side, facing Central Park.
This is also the first full rendering for The Villas, which will consist of 13 enormous units in the smaller building directly fronting on Central Park South. That part of the development will be very contextual to the existing CPS street wall, fitting in snugly between its neighbors. The Villas seem to employ a more terrace-centric concept to the outdoor space compared to the tower units.
220 Central Park South has not yet pierced the Midtown plateau, but units have already been selling for mind-boggling and record-breaking prices. The 18,000 square-foot penthouse atop the tower is reportedly selling for $200 million, and the tower has 160 condos in total.
The entire project will rise 66 floors and 950 feet to its pinnacle, placing it a good 600 feet below the future 217 West 57th Street, which is also under construction, with the Nordstrom’s floors also now rising above the street line.
Completion is anticipated for 2017.