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The San Remo

One of a series of iconic and idiosyncratic apartment houses that line the western border of Central Park, the San Remo is known principally for its bold, two-tower design (an architectural innovation that has inspired dozens of imitators, including the gleaming new Time Warner Center at the south-western corner of the Park). Above an armory-like fourteen-floor base rise several terraced levels of receding area (to yield unshaded decks for all residents), and above those rise the two looming,...

One of a series of iconic and idiosyncratic apartment houses that line the western border of Central Park, the San Remo is known principally for its bold, two-tower design (an architectural innovation that has inspired dozens of imitators, including the gleaming new Time Warner Center at the south-western corner of the Park). Above an armory-like fourteen-floor base rise several terraced levels of receding area (to yield unshaded decks for all residents), and above those rise the two looming, English baroque towers, seemingly pulled from a children's story or fairy tale. The building was designed to be perhaps the only Central Park West residence with apartments capacious enough to compete with the most opulent Fifth Avenue buildings, but groundbreaking on the romantic structure took place just weeks before the stock market crash of 1929, and many of the units were subsequently subdivided to make them more affordable.

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145 Central Park West
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The San Remo is a luxury apartment complex on New York's Upper West Side. Its distinctive twin towers...

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