The amenity list for 220 Central Park South just landed a compelling addition. Jean Georges Vongerichten will manage a 54-seat, residents-only restaurant on the second floor of the Midtown residential skyscraper. The 67-story tower is designed by Robert A. M. Stern Architects and contains 593,000 square feet of interior space. Vornado Realty Trust is the developer of the $1.4-billion-dollar project and expects a $3.4 billion sellout.
It’s possible that the restaurant would be positioned to face south and take advantage of the high windows, as seen at the bottom of the photo below.
Records from from the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene confirmed Jean Georges’ upcoming presence in the development. The world-famous chef, restaurateur, businessman, and author of a number of best-selling cookbooks manages a number of three-to four-star restaurants across the country and around the world.
The slender reinforced concrete superstructure sits between West 58th Street and West 59th Street and rises 950 feet above Central Park South. SLCE Architects is the executive architect, while the interiors are being designed by Thierry W. Despont.
A completion date for 220 Central Park South has not been formally announced, but it may be finished sometime in the first half of 2020.