New York Central Building (now Helmsley Building) Interior

STATUS Designated Interior Landmark

230 Park Avenue

ARCHITECT: Warren & Wetmore

DATE: 1927-29

STYLE: Beaux-Arts

Beaux-Arts Manhattan Upper West Side

The interior survives as an integral part of the planned enclave known as Terminal City. It functions as a through-corridor between 45th and 46th Streets, and it presents an excellent example of axial Beaux-Arts planning. Construction of the lobby in between two vehicular tunnels and over double-layer railroad tracks required extraordinary engineering solutions. It reflects the railroad’s imperial prowess in its lavish appointments. The well-maintained surfaces, fixtures, elevator alcoves and cabs comprise one of the finest Beaux-Arts lobbies in New York.

STATUS Designated Interior Landmark

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The Upper West Side is located along the western side of Central Park from 59th Street to 110th Street. The Upper West Side has several Historic Districts and Individual Landmarks.

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