Hotel & Residential
This 50-story luxury residential tower rises within a block of New York City’s Central Park Conservancy Garden and the Museum of the City of New York. More than 152 meters (500 feet) in height, the building is the tallest on the Upper East Side and helps mark the northern end of Museum Mile and the Mount Sinai Medical Center campus, of which it is a part.
In addition to the 250 apartments, the residential tower includes 930 square meters (10,000 square feet) of amenities soon to be completed. The building’s base will provide 3,900 square meters (42,000 square feet) of medical office space; a below-grade garage with 200 parking spaces, six of which are recharging stations; and three double-height levels of mechanical space for the adjacent Mount Sinai Center for Science and Medicine. The site includes a landscaped auto-courtyard that provides direct access to the residential tower lobby. The courtyard also opens the building base to greater daylight and a garden entrance.
The building is composed of five interlocking forms that define the opaque rectangular base. Rising from the base, the tower is a glassy parallelogram. The lower forms, which are clad in cast stone and have punched vertical windows, delineate the medical office base. The upper three forms delineate the residential tower and are clad principally in reflective window wall with facetted cast stone piers. The building’s upper three setbacks provide terraced outdoor spaces for the residential amenities and two levels of penthouse apartments.
The ground-level residential lobby will include two seating areas, bicycle storage, a 46-square-meter (500-square-foot) children’s playroom and will be staffed with a full-time concierge. Finishes for the lobby include Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified walnut-veneered walls and silver travertine stone flooring. This rich palette of natural materials alludes to the Conservancy Garden. Statuary bronze metals frame windows, wall panels and back-lit art glass, adding color and texture while recalling the historic sculpture and architectural details of the Museum Mile.
Amenities for residents are within two lounges 53 meters (175 feet) above street level with commanding views of Central Park. The amenities lounge features a 6-by-18 meter (20-by-60-foot) sitting room, billiards and a bar area with walnut-veneered paneling and a venato travertine hearth. Adjacent to the sitting room, a media room and a kitchenette-and-dining area both have direct access to a 460-square-foot planted terrace with stone deck. The fitness lounge features an 18-meter-long (60-foot-long) two-lane lap pool, a 230-square-meter (2,500-square-foot) gym, shower room and towel service area.
As part of Mount Sinai, the building sets new standards for sustainable building and operations for a major New York City institution. Designed to attain LEED Silver, the building uses 30 percent less water and is 15 percent more energy efficient than code. Beyond design and construction, sustainable practices will include enhanced commissioning and a green cleaning program.