Robert A.M. Stern’s 15 CPW design spawned several imitations

Five similar projects are now under construction in Manhattan

New York /
Apr.April 26, 2018 03:30 PM
15 Central Park West and Robert AM Stern

15 Central Park West and Robert AM Stern

If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then 15 Central Park West should be feeling extremely flattered these days.

Architect Robert A.M. Stern designed the building, which was constructed in 2008, and developers have wanted more of the same from him ever since, according to Bloomberg. There are now five similar Stern projects underway in Manhattan at 20 East End Avenue, 250 West 81st Street, 30 Park Place, 520 Park Avenue and 220 Central Park South.

Developers are attracted to the modern designs of units at 15 CPW and the fact that it is a condominium building, meaning anyone who can afford to move in can do so without worrying about the whims and restrictions of the city’s co-op boards.

The building set a record in 2007 when former Citigroup chairman Sanford Weill paid more than $6,400 per square foot for his $43.7 million penthouse, and celebrities including Robert De Niro, Alex Rodriguez and Sting have lived there. Sting recently sold his unit in the building for $50 million.

“Fifteen Central Park West changed real estate,” Olshan Realty Inc. president Donna Olshan told Bloomberg. “All of a sudden it became extremely cool and elitist to live in that building, and it set the tone for condominiums that came after.” [Bloomberg]Eddie Small


Related Articles

arrow_forward_ios
The Observation Deck at Hudson Yards (Credit: Adam Pogoff)
Views from 1,100 feet: A tour of Related’s “the edge,” the tallest outdoor observation deck in the Western Hemisphere
Views from 1,100 feet: A tour of Related’s “the edge,” the tallest outdoor observation deck in the Western Hemisphere
These are the tallest towers underway in NYC
These are the tallest towers underway
in NYC
These are the tallest towers underway
in NYC
A new competition asks what would houses on Mars look like (Credit: Getty Images, Pixabay)
Architecture’s final frontier: Here’s what houses on Mars might look like
Architecture’s final frontier: Here’s what houses on Mars might look like
Nearly $10M settlement for “cooked” SF condo owners
Nearly $10M settlement for “cooked” SF condo owners
Nearly $10M settlement for “cooked” SF condo owners
Turner & Townsend CEO Vincent Clancy and CBRE CEO Bob Sulentic (Turner & Townsend, CBRE)
CBRE pays $1.3B for 60% stake in London-based project manager
CBRE pays $1.3B for 60% stake in London-based project manager
The Oasis in Long Island City
Why passive house could become NYC’s next design standard
Why passive house could become NYC’s next design standard
Paramount CEO Albert Behler and 60 Wall Street (Getty, Paramount Group)
Paramount Group plans $250M facelift for 60 Wall
Paramount Group plans $250M facelift for 60 Wall
Photo illustration of Taylor Spellman (Discovery+, iStock/Illustration by Alexis Manrodt for The Real Deal)
Interior designer Taylor Spellman launches show on Discovery+
Interior designer Taylor Spellman launches show on Discovery+
arrow_forward_ios

The Deal's newsletters give you the latest scoops, fresh headlines, marketing data, and things to know within the industry.

Loading...