| Under construction|
| New York City|
950 feet (290 m)
Vornado Realty Trust
Robert A. M. Stern
| 414,346 sq ft (38,494.0 m)|
240 Central Park S, New York, NY 10019, USA
Central Park Tower, 520 Park Avenue, 111 West 57th Street, One57, 53W53
220 Central Park South is a residential skyscraper currently under construction, being developed by Vornado Realty Trust. It is located in Midtown Manhattan, New York City, and is being designed by American architect Robert A. M. Stern.
The tower is located along Central Park South; when complete the building will have 65 floors, and will include 150 units. Completion is expected in 2017. When completed, the tower will be the tenth tallest building in New York City, slightly shorter than Four World Trade Center.
220 Central Park South Wikipedia
The building that previously occupied the site was a 20 story building built in 1954. It contained 124 apartments, and was purchased in 2005 by Vornado for $131.5 million. After the purchase, Vornado entered a legal battle with its rent-stabilized tenants concerning their eviction. A court sided with Vornado in 2009, and the developer ultimately settled with tenants in 2010, paying between $1.3 million and $1.56 million to those remaining in the building.
Demolition of the existing structure began in 2012 after the settling of a dispute between Vornado and Extell. Extell, another developer, owned the parking garage under the previous building, and was unwilling to close it. Demolition was completed in early 2013. Robert A. M. Stern's designs were released in early 2014. The plans were approved in March 2014.
The building is one of several major developments on or around 57th Street and Central Park, including 432 Park Avenue, 111 West 57th Street, and the Central Park Tower.
The building originally called for a "glass" tower. Contrary to the early plans, Robert A. M. Stern's designs call for a limestone-clad building, similar to other buildings by Stern such as 15 Central Park West. The building is one of three skyscrapers designed by Stern in Manhattan, joining 30 Park Place in the Financial District, and 520 Park Avenue, east of Central Park.
The building is currently under construction.
The building will have a porte-cochere, as well as a wine cellar, a swimming pool, a dining room, and a fitness room.