400 East 54th Street, New York City, NY
Exterior of The Revere
|Architect||Hyman Isaac Feldman|
|Management Company||Charles Greenthal Management|
|Number of Units||229|
|Number of Floors||31|
|Type of Roof||IRMA|
|400 East 54th Street, New York City, NY|
|Distance to Public Transit||Within one block|
|Region||New York City|
|Municipality||New York City|
|Title of Land||Condominium|
Constructed in 1971 as an apartment rental building and later converted to its current condominium structure, The Revere has a prime location in the Sutton Place neighborhood at 400 East 54th Street. Nearby landmarks such as the United Nations Plaza and within nearby accessibility to Midtown Manhattan, The Revere is a sought-after residence in an affluent, river-front neighborhood with many historic buildings and tree-lined streets.
The structure stands at 31 stories tall and offers 229 units that range in size from studios up to large, family-sized residences of five bedrooms. Many of the upper level residences at The Revere offer stunning views of Manhattan's skyline and some of the city's most distinct architectural structures.Over the years some of the original floor plans have been modified and combined to create larger sizes.
The brown brick structure offers an impressive entrance in a small, raised plaza which has been modernized from its original finishes to provide a sleek and intriguing appearance. The full-service building offers modern amenities such as a concierge, doorman, bike room, on-site parking garage, and a live-in super.
With a quiet, residential neighborhood feel and set closely to the busy First Avenue, The Revere marries the two conveniences of centrality and relaxation. Sutton Place, which is a residential neighborhood set at the shore of the East River south of the Queensboro Bridge, offers many quiet, tree-lined streets with historic buildings while still being situated a convenient distance to Midtown Manhattan and the Upper East Side.
Some nearby outdoor areas within walking distance from The Revere include Sutton Place Park and Peter Detmold Park, which both overlook the East River, as well as 1 Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, Greenacre Park, and Tramway Plaza where residents can take a tram into Roosevelt Island. The Rockefeller University is another nearby landmark to The Revere building, situated just north of the Queensboro Bridge.
Nearby schools include Cathedral High School, Art and Design High School, Golden House School, The Beekman School, Aaron School, and R L Stevenson School. There are many restaurants, markets, boutiques, and cafes such as Dunkin' Donuts, Pinkberry, and Cafe Joul within walking distance from the building, as well as many public transportation stations. The nearest subway station is located at Lexington Avenue and 53rd Street, just a couple of blocks from The Revere.
Situated on a corner lot at East 54th Street and First Avenue, The Revere is nicely set back from both streets and is built atop a slightly-raised plaza. The concrete high-rise tower was built in 1973 as an original apartment rental building, and was converted in 1987 to a condominium. The structure has a sleek, dark brown brick exterior facade that is consistent at each of its exposures.
The clean lines and modern architectural style of The Revere was designed by the prominent architect of the time, Hyman Isaac Feldman, who's name was often shortened to H.I. Feldman. The 31 story building has a total height of 87.48 meters.
The high-rise has many columns of windows that flank its height, which also get increasingly wider as they reach the center of the East 54th Street exposure. The windows at the First Street exposure are all picture or triple-paneled windows. There are no balconies offered at The Revere, and there are some visible air-conditioning units which are flush with the exterior facade. The building has an underground parking garage.
Layout and Features
The Revere offers many different units of different sizes, shapes, and stages, but its newly renovated lobby offers a consistent and modern appeal. The canopied entrance is detailed with green-colored glass panels, which continue on the inside of the lobby in a frosted blue glass paneling around the concierge desk. The lobby also features large-slab tiles and modern, minimalist seating area with wooden furniture.
Some interiors throughout the building have been completed renovated, while others have undergone few updates. Many of the units, however new or old, still feature their original parquet hardwood floors for a historic charm. Others have been updated with fir or oak hardwood floors, and many of the small layouts are made to feel larger with the nearly wall-to-wall windows and ample natural light. Other spaces feature the square, picture-windows, and many of the units offer fantastic views of the city and its vast architecture.
Original bathrooms feature marble tiles and white porcelain fixtures. Most kitchens are galley or walk-through style, and original kitchens feature gas stoves. Some of the kitchens have been renovated with stainless steel appliances, updated cabinetry, stone or granite counter tops, and modern flooring and lighting.
There are 85 floor plans available for Revere. Here is a brief overview.
Amenities offered at Revere include:
- Bike Room
- Live-in Super
- Parking Available
- Common Roof Deck
- Central Laundry
- One dog up to 35 lbs allowed
- Rentals allowed
- No age restrictions
Revere is managed by Charles Greenthal Management, phone: (212) 340-9300.
The Revere was built on durable concrete and brick materials which have sustained it over its lifetime and ensure its integrity for the coming decades. Necessary maintenance work has been completed at the building, as well as cosmetic lobby and entrance updates. The building does not offer any high-energy amenities, and is situated within walking distance to public transit routes, including the convenient metro subway. There are also car share programs in the neighborhood that utilize low-emission vehicles.
The area is well suited to biking and walking, and The Revere offers bike storage. Some of the interiors have been upgrades with energy-efficient features such as thermal, double-pane windows which are also soundproof, and low-energy appliances and lighting. Updated finishes have commonly been done with hardwood and stone materials, while many of the residences still feature their original hardwood flooring.
One of the nearby landmarks to the Revere building is situated just north of the Queensboro bridge along the East River. The well-known Rockefeller University is an American private university which offers postgraduate and postdoctoral education. The university is named after the illustrious Rockefeller Family, which became very wealthy from their oil business.
The Rockefeller family is a well-known American industrial, political, and banking family, including John D. Rockefeller and his brother William Rockefeller who made the family's fortune primarily through Standard Oil. The family also has a long-standing association with the Chase Manhattan Bank, and have a reputation for being one of the most powerful families in America.
There are a total of 81 Rockefeller homes - past and present - which are on the National Register of Historic Places. Some of these include:
- Kykuit, a six-story house that was home to four generations of the family on the Westchester County family estate
- Bassett Hall, purchased by Junior in 1927 and renovated by 1936, it was the favorite residence of both Junior and Abby
- The Eyrie, now demolished was a large 100 room summer holiday home on Mount Desert Island in Maine
- The Casements, in Ormond Beach, Florida, where Senior spent his last winters
- 740 Park Avenue, a 40-room triplex apartment in the luxury apartment building
- The JY Ranch, a landmark ranch in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, was the holiday resort home for the Rockefeller family until it was donated to the federal government in 2001
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