Trump Palace

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200 East 69th Street, New York City, NY

Trump Palace
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Trump Palace, high above Lennox Hill
Building Information
Developer Donald Trump
Architect Frank Williams
Number of Units 283
Number of Floors 55
Year Built 1991
Construction Method Concrete, Brick
Type of Roof Crenelated
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200 East 69th Street, New York City, NY
Distance to Public Transit Subway
Region New York City
Municipality New York City
Zoning C1-9
Title of Land Condominium


Contents

Background

200 East 69th Street stands at 55 stories in the heart of the Upper East Side. Found within the region's popular and diverse Lenox Hill area, the building is an icon that easily stands out from the rest.

Completed in 1991 at the height of an anti-skyscraper movement in New York City, this building stands as a testament to the developer's creativity, will-power and communication skills.

Its unique appearance, accounted for by both its brick facade and interpretation of modernist architecture, has made this a popular building at the core of a vital neighborhood.

Location

Located in Lenox Hill, Trump Palace strikes an imposing visage along East 69th Street, a community known both for its new developments and old, classic architecture. The neighborhood boasts a wide range of building types, ranging from high-end, luxury apartments, to co-ops and townhouses The western edge of the community is bounded by Central Park, only a few blocks from Trump Palace. The south end of Lenox Hill borders the cultural center that is Midtown Manhattan.[1]

Trump Tower is located within easy walking distance of several subway stops, though only one line services the community. However, with easy access to midtown, residents of Trump Palace are just minutes from Grand Central Station. Scoring a perfect 100 on the "Walk Score" website, Trump Tower is in an excellent location for those that like to stretch their legs from time to time.

Groceries and restaurants are steps from the Trump Palace's main entrance. The Whitney museum is less than a half mile away. The Museum of Modern Art and the American Museum of Natural History are each about a mile away. A wide variety of shops are a short walk from the building. Numerous schools are found within the community as well as numerous entertainment venues.[2]

Construction

Completed in 1991, the Trump Palace was developed by Donald Trump. Designed by Frank Williams of Frank Williams and Associates, this may be an example of post-modernist architecture, but it clearly incorporates art deco accents. Visually, this building is a stark departure from the architectural style that Williams is generally known for. Among the buildings of the Upper East Side, it stands the tallest at over 620 feet.[3]

The visual impact of the building is heightened by its light-colored brick facade, that in the light of the evening, seemingly glows in the setting sun. The building includes two attached townhouse structures that account for a full third of the building's units. The lobby incorporates a striking mix of marble and mahogany.[4]

Layout and Features

The 283 units of the building include bachelors, all the way up to 6+ bedrooms. The top floors of the building are dedicated to whole-floor units with views of both Central Park, New Jersey and midtown. The biggest units start on the 20th floor. Between the 10th and 20th floor, residents will find 3-5 units. The lower 10 floors are dedicated to 1 bedroom and bachelor units.

Among the 283 units, there are 96 floor plans. Despite the high number of unique plans, the layouts of most units have been described as 'conventional'. Many units have balconies, some more than one. Units on higher levels of the building have views, those at the top, 360 degrees.[5]

Floor Plans

As there are 96 unique floor plans in this building, only a small sample of the variety available are shown:

Amenities

Features of Trump Palace include:

  • Parking garage
  • Courtyard
  • Community garden
  • Fitness center
  • Laundry room
  • Children's playground
  • Private storage
  • Roof deck
  • Concierge, doorman and an on-site superintendent

Bylaws

Trump Palace Bylaws
Rentals Yes
Pets Yes
Age No


  • Rentals are allowed
  • Pets are only allowed for owners in the building, not for renters. There is a 50lb weight-limit for pets in the building.

Sustainability

The building offers significant green space, including a community garden accessible to residents. The walk-ability of the area encourages a green lifestyle for residents.

Trivia

  • Trump Palace is located in the Upper East Side's popular Lenox Hill neighborhood. Lenox Hill is named after one of the original landholders of the area, Robert Lenox, who owned a 30 acre farm. The land originally incorporated by the farm was sold by Lenox's son in the late 19th century. Much of the land was donated to various religious organization and he developed the Lenox Library nearby. By 1918, the region had been named Lenox Hill. In the ensuing years the area was built up, but not to the extent of other areas. Currently, Lenox Hill is among the most desirable areas of Manhattan. Its mixed residential units, high end boutiques and notable galleries have driven the area's popularity.
  • Former MSNBC anchor and Current TV personality, Keith Olbermann was said to have purchased two units in the Trump Palace.

References

  1. Street Easy
  2. Walk Score
  3. Wikipedia - Trump Palace
  4. Street Easy
  5. City Realty

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