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January 31, 2018

Two Fifty West 81ST Tops Out

Two Fifty West 81ST Tops Out

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Today Alchemy Properties celebrated the topping out of the Robert A.M. Stern Architects-designed Two Fifty West 81ST, located at the southwest corner of 81st Street and Broadway in the heart of New York's Upper West Side. Developed by Alchemy Properties and Carlyle Group, the 18-story limestone-and-brick-clad building offers a collection of 31 two-to-five bedroom residences along with 6,000 square feet of amenities.

Two Fifty West 81ST takes inspiration from the pre-war architecture of its historic neighbors, with setback terraces and facades of stone-trimmed brick above a two-story limestone base that continues the pattern of shopfronts along Broadway. The residential entrance is located away from the bustle of Broadway on West 81st Street. The building rises to an asymmetrical crown, creating a presence on the skyline and taking advantage of the city's setback requirements to incorporate terraces offering generous outdoor space and Hudson River views from upper-floor apartments.

The building’s 6,000 square feet of amenities include a library lounge, a fitness center, a children’s playroom, a Golf Simulator Room, a multi-purpose sports court, and bicycle storage. There is also a state-of-the-art music recording and practice studio where residents can record music with professional audio equipment. Two common terraces accommodate dining, seating, and built-in barbeque areas.

RAMSA Partners Robert A.M. Stern and Daniel Lobitz direct the design. Goldstein, Hill & West Architects serve as associate architect. For more information about the project, please click here.