By Carter B. Horsley
This handsome, major, twin-towered
apartment building at 101 West End Avenue was a development of
Tishman Speyer Properties, one of the city's most distinguished
real estate concerns whose properties include Rockefeller Center
and the Chrysler Building.
The 34-story building,
which is known as Archstone 101 West End, is rent-stabilized and
many of its apartments have spectacular views of the Hudson River,
midtown, and the nearby Lincoln Center District.
It is just to the south of
Donald Trump's sprawling Riverside South development, the lower
half of which he sold to Extell Development, that stretches north
to 72nd Street and that has several twin-towered buildings.
The inspiration for the twin-tower
buildings comes from the famous Art-Deco Period apartment skyscrapers
on Central Park West such as the San Remo, the Majestic and the
The building has an impressive,
large rotunda lobby, a concierge, a doorman, valet service, valet
parking, a health club with half-court basketball, a children's
playroom, a carriage room, a bicycle room, private storage areas,
and state-of-the-art wiring.
The 506-unit building is "pet
friendly" and its main facade faces south. It was designed
by Schuman Lichtenstein Claman & Efron.
It is to the west of the large
Lincoln Square apartment towers that are to the west of Lincoln
Center. It is also not far from Columbus Circle.