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Apartment Building Rating Scorecard

"Perfect" Score - 110

Ratings are in three categories. Architecture gets a maximum of 38 points. Location gets a maximum of 36 points. Amenities gets a maximum of 36 points. A "perfect" score of 110 points is just about impossible and the highest rated residential building only scores in the mid-90s.

Architecture - 38

Exterior - 6
6=architectural masterpiece
5=very distinguished
4=distinguished
3=very attractive
2=attractive
1=unattractive
0=bad
-1=eyesore
-2=slum

Retail Quality - 3
3=high-end
2=attractive
1=good
0=none
-1=mixed
-2=poor

Canopy Entrance - 2
2=dramatic
1=attractive
0=no canopy
-1=unattractive

Alterations - 1
1=none
0=well done
-1=poorly done

Plaza or Atrium - 3
3=very attractive
2=attractive
1=exists
0=none

Contextual Design - 3
3=No but very good
2=yes and good
1=no but OK
0=no and bad

Skyline - 2
2=highly visible
1=exists
0=not visible

Local Visibility - 2
2=highly visible
1=partially visible
0=none

Watertank - 2
2=attractively enclosed
1=enclosed
0=exposed

Air-conditioners - 2
2=not allowed
1=discrete
0=allowed and present

Free-standing - 2
2=free standing
1=corner
0=no

Gargoyles - 2
2=distinctive
1=present
0=none

Garden - 2
2=distinctive
1=present
0=none

Fenestration - 1
1=consistent
0=inconsistent

Landmark - 2
2=individual designation
1= within historic district
0=no

Unity - 1
1=unified design
0=unrelated base

Illumination - 1
1=yes
0=no

Water Element - 1
1=yes
0=no

 

Location - 36

Street Ambience - 5
5=Outstanding
4=Very attractive with trees
3=Attractive/Pleasant
2=Average mix
1=Limited qualities
0=Ugly

Distance to Rockefeller Center - 5
5=Less than 10 blocks
4=Less than 20 blocks
3=Less than 30 blocks
2=Less than 40 blocks
1=Less than 50 blocks
0=More than 50 blocks

Views - 4
4=Dazzling
3=Impressive
2=Open
1=Unexciting
0=Unattractive

Neighborhood Ambience - 3
3=Very attractive
2=Attractive
1=Bland
0=Unattractive

Traffic Noise - 3
3=Very little
2=Some
1=Considerable
0=A lot

Protected Views - 2
2=Many
1=Only top floors
0=None

Distance to Subway - 2
2=Less than three short blocks
1=3 to 5 short blocks
0=More than 5 short blocks

Fire Department Noise - 2
2=No noise
1=Some noise
0=A lot

Distance to Supermarket - 2
2=Less than 3 short blocks
1=3 to 5 short blocks
0=More than 5 short blocks

Distance to Park - 2
2=Less than 3 short blocks
1=3 to 5 short blocks
0=More than 5 short blocks

Distance to Water - 2
2=Less than 3 short blocks
1=3 to 6 short blocks
0=More than 6 short blocks

Shopping - 2
2=5 or less short blocks
1=6 to 10 short blocks
0=More than 10 short blocks

Schools - 1
1=No noise
0=Some noise

Noise from Nightlife - 1
1=None
0=Some

 

Features/Amenities - 36

Lobby - 4
4=Stunning
3=Spacious
2=Quite stylish
1=Minimal but attractive
0=Unattractive
-1=Atrocious

Units Per Floor - 4
4=1
3=2
2=3 to 4
1=5 to 9
0=10 to 15
-1=More than 15

Ceiling - 4
4=14 feet or more
3=11 to 14 feet
2=9 to 11 feet
1=8 to 9 feet
0=8 feet or less

Balconies - 3
3=Very attractive
2=Many
1=Some
0=none

Health Club - 2
2=Yes, with swimming pool
1=Yes
0=none

Private gardens - 2
2=Substantial
1=Small
0=None

Storage Rooms - 1
1=Considerable
0=Minimal
-1=None

Bay Windows - 1
1=Some
0=None

Fireplaces - 1
1=Some
0=None

Door person - 1
1=Yes
0=No

Concierge - 1
1=Yes
0=No

Elevator Person - 1
1=Yes
0=No

Recreational Roof - 1
1=Yes
0=No

Driveway - 1
1=Yes
0=No

Maids Rooms - 1
1=Some
0=None

Catering - 1
1=Yes
0=No

Garage - 1
1=Yes
0=No

Mixed-Use - 1
1=Yes
0=No

Non-Rectilinear Form - 1
1=Yes
0=No

Unusual Layouts - 1
1=Some
0=None

Pre-war - 1
1=Yes
0=No

Other Amenities - 2
2=Many
1=Some
0=None

 

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