Gwathmey Siegel create sympathetic design for new Park Avenue South residencies
240 Park Avenue South is designed as a new 104,000 sq ft, 17-story, mixed-use commercial and residential condominium. The project contains 54 luxury residential units with 6,000 sq ft of street level retail space. The typical unit area equals 1,800 sq ft—ranging from a 2,700 sq ft, three bedroom penthouse to a 805 sq ft, one bedroom apartment.
Zoning requirements limited the street wall height to 150 ft, requiring a facade setback that advantageously allows for the creation of private terraces for the 14th floor units. The 17th floor penthouse, occupying the entire floor, has exclusive access to the building roof where a private terrace and swimming pool has been provided.
The exterior of the building is designed to compliment the existing neighborhood context. The facade is composed of limestone clad, precast concrete panels that create large scale, two-story openings in-filled with windows and metal panel floor spandrels. The articulation of column and spandrel panels recalls the detailing and materials of adjacent neighboring buildings.
Additional residential amenities provided for owners include both a spa and exercise room, along with a group function room and library with access to an outdoor terrace.