45 West 67th Street

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45 West 67th Street, New York City, NY

45 West 67th Street
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Exterior of 45 West 67th Street
Building Information
Developer Daniel Brodsky
Architect Schuman Lichtenstein Claman & Efron
Number of Units 172
Number of Floors 32
Year Built 1984
Construction Method Concrete
Type of Roof IRMA
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45 West 67th Street, New York City, NY
Distance to Public Transit Within one block
Region New York City
Municipality New York City
Zoning C4-7
Title of Land Condominium


Contents

Background

CAPTION

Situated in the Lincoln Square neighborhood of the Upper West Side, 45 West 67th Street was one of the first condominium buildings in the neighborhood when it was constructed in 1984.

This building, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is primarily residential and also offers some commercial retail space in its ground level, which wraps around from 67th Street onto the busier Columbus Avenue.

There are a total of 172 residences over the 32 floors in the building, which offers a classic red-brick design and a towering build, designed by the quietly renowned architect, Philip Birnbaum.

The building offers a luxurious lobby with a full-time doorman and concierge, valet parking service with an on-site garage, a private courtyard garden for residents, storage spaces, and a common laundry facility.[1]



Location

Lincoln Square refers to the square itself and the surrounding neighborhood in the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Although the reason for calling the area "Lincoln" Square is unknown, the area provides a culturally and artistically diverse neighborhood and is home to many important landmarks.

Lincoln Square is home to Fordham University, New York Institute of Technology, Julliard School, and Lincoln Center for Performing Arts. The area itself is quite small and is bounded by Columbus Avenue and Amsterdam Avenue to the east and west, and West 66th Street and West 63rd Street to the north and south.

45 West 67th Street is situated at the corner of West 67th Street and Columbus Avenue. West 67th Street, where the building's entrance is found, is a quiet and narrow tree-lined street with many high rise and historic buildings.

Columbus Avenue is a much busier and wider street, but is also a one-way traffic route. This prime location is just north east of the Lincoln Center for Performing Arts and close to stores such as Tower Records, Barnes & Nobles and a large Sony multiplex. Many other retail apparel stores such as Zara, Banana Republic, Club Monaco, and UGG Australia, are located within walking distance.

The famous and highly-visited Central Park is situated just to the east of the building, where residents can find a myriad of outdoor activities and sightseeing. The area is great for cycling, with many quiet side-streets and much historic architecture to view. The cross-town bus service serves the area and a bus stop is located just one block away. The Lincoln Center subway station is just three blocks away.

Lincoln Square is a heavily-trafficked area but still remains an interesting area for residents to live in, with many offerings of outdoor areas, activities, entertainment, restaurants, shopping, and schools. The vibrant mix of amenities and different types of architecture make Lincoln Square one of the most desirable neighborhoods to live in.

Upcoming developments in the area include an eventual redevelopment of a mixed-use project for the site of the New York Coliseum at Columbus Circle.[2]


Construction

Exterior of 45 West 67th Street

Designed by Philip Birnbaum, 45 West 67th Street offers a classic architectural design with a red-brick exterior façade and many windows, including many wrap-around windows at the corners of the building. The different sizes of windows are strategically placed in columns running down the length of the tower, which provides a visual distinction. The building does not offer any balconies but features a setback which provides for private terraces.

The six story base of the building is wider and deeper than the remainder of the tower and features a setback at its top, both of 67th Street and Columbus Avenue. The two story ground level of the building features a light limestone exterior, and the entrance of the building of 67th Street features door-surrounding details in the façade, providing for a grand entrance to the fully services, luxurious lobby.

The water tower at the building's roof provides an irregular roof-line, but is hardly noticeable from ground level because of the building's height at 98.02 meters. The structural engineer on the project was Rosenwasser / Grossman Consulting Engineers, P.C. and the secondary design architect was Buck/Cane Architects.[3]


Layout and Features

Many different floor plans are offered at 45 West 67th Street, ranging from studios to five bedroom condominiums for families, and some duplexes are offered as well. Each of the homes make maximum use of the space with un-curved walls, which makes even the smallest studio in the building feel large.

The large, wide windows also help to expand the interior space, letting in plenty of light and opening up the interior to the surrounding city, park, and river landscapes. The corner units in the building feel especially large with wrap-around windows.

Many of the residences have been updated from their original parquet hardwood floors to more modern bamboo or cherry finished hardwood, as well as new designer light fixtures and updated paint and wall trimmings. Detailed ceilings are also a common feature throughout the building.

Many of the galley-style kitchens are windowed for additional light, and many have been updated with modern finishes such as marble or granite counter tops with under mount sinks, new tile flooring, updated back splashes, and new lighting. Some of the kitchens have also incorporated gas stove tops, along with gas fireplaces.

Although no balconies are offered in these homes, some exclusive homes have private terraces, many of which have been luxuriously adorned with outdoor furniture.[4]


Floor Plans

50 floor plans are available for 45 West 67th Street. Here is a brief overview.


Amenities

Amenities offered at 45 West 67th Street include:

  • Full-Time Doorman
  • Concierge
  • Common Courtyard
  • Valet Parking
  • On-Site Parking Garage
  • Bicycle Storage
  • Common Laundry

Bylaws

45 West 67th Street Bylaws
Rentals Yes
Pets Yes
Age No
Barbecues Yes



  • This building is pet-friendly
  • Rentals and pied-a-terre are allowed
  • There are no age restrictions on ownership

Sustainability

45 West 67th Street is constructed of sustainable concrete which is long-lasting and requires little maintenance. The exterior brick façade is also sustainable and prevents water ingress and subsequent engineering work, which can be harmful to the environment.

Double-pane windows throughout the building help to keep heat inside and prevents lost energy. The building is not considered a high-energy building because it lacks high-energy amenities, such as an indoor pool. Common laundry areas also helps to keep energy usage low.

The interiors at the building exhibit these eco-friendly features:

  • Individually controlled air conditioning and heating
  • Energy Star rated appliances
  • Energy-efficient lighting
  • Sustainable hardwood and stone materials
  • Large windows for natural light

The building is also very nearby many amenities that are within walking distance, and there are several convenient public transportation routes that provide service to the surrounding areas. Car share programs that utilize low-emission vehicles are also found within walking distance.


Trivia

David H. Koch Theater

The Lincoln Center for Performing Arts is located nearby 45 West 67th Street and stands as a cultural landmark for the area of Lincoln Square. Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts encompasses a 16.3-acre plot of land directly in Lincoln Square and is made up of many buildings which are presided over as a whole, by Reynold Levy. The construction of the whole area was led by John D Rockefeller III in the 1950s and 1960s. Respected architects were commissioned to design the buildings in the square, and Lincoln Center soon became the next cultural hub.

Lincoln Center for Performing Arts has 29 different indoor and outdoor performance centers. Some of these include:

  • Avery Fisher Hall, which was formerly called Philharmonic Hall, is a symphony hall that holds 2,738 people, and is the home stage of the New York Philharmonic
  • David H. Koch Theater, which was formerly called New York State Theater, was constructed to be the home of the New York City Ballet, and holds 2,713 people. It is also the former home of the New York City Opera and the Music Theater of Lincoln Center companies
  • Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse is a nightclub-style venue that is utilized for more intimate "Meet the Artist" event. This venue was also used for jazz performances prior to the construction of the new Jazz at Lincoln Center facilities[5]


References

  1. Street Easy
  2. City Realty
  3. Emporis
  4. Street Easy
  5. Wikipedia


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