By Carter B. Horsley
This attractive, 31-story residential
condominium tower occupies the full blockfront on West End Avenue
between 59th and 60th Streets.
It was developed by Apollo Real Estate Advisors and Cambridge
Development & Construction and has 173 apartments. Apollo
was one of the developers of the Time Warner Center nearby at
This building is just to the west of The Element, a 35-story condo
tower at 555 West 59th Street and the Hudson Condominiums at 225
West 60th Street. The area west of the Lincoln Center for the
Performing Arts is in the midst of a building boom. Extell Development
has developed two large towers on Riverside Boulevard where it
has plans for four more towers and the John Jay College is planning
a major expansion on its property at 59th Street.
This glass-clad building has floor-to-ceiling windows and was
designed by SCLE and completed in 2007.
The building has many balconies with angled sides, a bicyle room,
a children's activity center created by the Children's Museum
of Manhattan, on-premise valet parking, a fitness center by Ari
Weller and interiors by Nick Dine. The double-height lobby has
honey onyx mosaic walls.
The building has have an 11-story base with a central tower with
balconies at the corners in the middle for much of its height.
Kitchens have Sub Zero refrigerators, Viking ranges, Bosch dishwashers,
Jet Mist granite countertops, and wine coolers.
Master bathrooms have Kohler undermount double sinks, polished
Siberia marble slab vanity tops and tub surrounds, honed Gris
de Sienna limestone floors, and polished Italian Bianco Laso Vena
Oro marble walls.
Apartments have Pianeta Legna Aformosia wood floors,
The building has a 50-foot lap pool with silver blue slate floors
and white quartzite walls, cold storage for grocery deliveries,
a fitness room and a concierge. It permits pets.
The building includes the "Horizon Collection" that
consists of seven "penthouses" and two four-bedroom
apartments each with a 2,200-square-foot terrace.