55 Central Park West

55 Central Park West

  • Building Type: Co-op
  • Year Built: 1930
  • Current number of apartments: 109

    One of the city’s authentic and important Art Deco gems, this 18-story apartment house is noted for its rakish fluted finials and its subtle shading of bricks, which range from dark at the base to light at the top.
    Designed by Schwartz & Gross, this 109-unit cooperative apartment building was completed in 1930 and is modest but memorable in its design consistency.
    All of the setbacks have protruding vertical design elements that are also placed around the building above the ground floor. These elements rise towards the center of the park-facing façade from one-story to three stories in height, mirroring the top of the building, which has its centrally placed watertank in a decorative tower.