240 Central Park South Apartments

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

240 Central Park South

ARCHITECT: Mayer & Whittlesey

DATE: 1939-40

STYLE: Art Deco

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This  is a significant and innovative complex that represents the transition between 1930s Art Deco style apartment towers with courtyards (characteristic of Central Park West) and post-World War II “modernist” apartment houses. The architects were particularly skillful in adapting their plan to a highly prominent and complex site, with frontages along Central Park South, Columbus Circle, Broadway and West 58′ 11 Street. The complex consists of a 20-story, C-shaped-in-plan building (with an 8-story tower), facing Central Park, connected by ground-story lobbies and rounded shopfronts (following the diagonal of Broadway) to a 15-story building to the south.

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

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