First look at The Park Loggia: 15 West 61st Street’s new Central Park luxury condosThe new luxury Upper West Side condominiums at 15 West 61st Street are the latest iconic achievement of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. Share
Situated in the Upper West Side, one of Manhattan’s most desirable and iconic neighbourhoods, the Park Loggia has transformed into a prominent intersection with a tower that blends historic character, structure, and sustainability in one contemporary form. The building sets back dramatically at the seventh floor to rise 32 stories on an attenuated tower floor plate—allowing for windows in every room, including kitchens and bathrooms. A six-story podium with two floors of retail abuts neighbouring properties to preserve the continuity of the streetscape.
The Upper West Side is characterized by masonry buildings with punched windows that are articulated by elegant carvings and molded filigree. The Park Loggia evokes this depth, richness, and opacity, while creating a sense of lightness. Its champagne terracotta facade, made with custom curved profiles manufactured in Germany, establishes a warm tone for the building and relates it to its historic surroundings. The recessed windows emphasize the image of the building as a masonry grid, at the same time improving its environmental performance and providing a subtle gleam that animates the facade with the moving sun. The curvature of the tower’s terracotta profiles is echoed in the podium, where the material curves to create a frame around the edge of each window opening.
“Early on, we were inspired by the rich vocabulary of the Upper West Side’s facades—which includes punched windows articulated by elegant carved or molded filagree. We wanted to evoke this depth, richness, and opacity, but in a contemporary manner that would read as light and detailed.” Chris Cooper, Design Partner
The slimness of the building is, in part, a response to the site. The tower’s prime location near Lincoln Center, Central Park, and Columbus Circle offers impressive views of Central Park, the Hudson River, and up and down Broadway. Many units feature loggias, or sheltered terraces, which weave the outdoors into daily life and create outward-looking residences. The building’s range of amenities includes a large, communal terrace on the seventh floor, a fitness centre, a game room, and a variety of lounges. At the crown, a communal triple-height loggia leads to a lounge area with panoramic views.
Increasingly intimate and private as floors ascend, 15 West 61st Street’s condominium residences feel like individual homes. Recessed wood entrances lead to a warm, elegant interior with wide-planked white oak floors, full-slab Brazilian quartzite kitchen countertops, oversized White Carrara master bathrooms, and custom millwork throughout. Designed for maximum flow, layouts emphasize open space, natural light, and expansive views via oversized windows and loggia that deliver picturesque Manhattan scapes.
Enjoy 24/7 doormen well-acquainted with the personal preferences of each and every resident; a savvy concierge with immeasurable expertise about the neighbourhood and city at large; plus a discreet security specialist.
Acclaimed designers Pembrooke & Ives bring an unforgettable aesthetic to the condominium lobby and amenity spaces. As they’ve done in storied Manhattan residences and Hamptons estates alike, Pembrooke and Ives approaches this address with a thoughtful blending of contemporary and timeless elements.
15 West 61st Street is located in the Upper West Side’s epicentre of culture and luxury, quite literally moments from Central Park, Columbus Circle, and New York City’s most celebrated experiences. Attending a Lincoln Center ballet, seeing MoMA masterpieces, dining at Michelin star-rated restaurants and shopping at couture designer flagship stores is all within reach.
In collaboration with esteemed interior designers Pembrooke & Ives, 15 West 61st Street delivers nearly 20,000 square feet of thoughtfully planned amenities including ample indoor and outdoor spaces for entertaining, dining, fitness, and leisure activities for all. The total experience is truly unrivalled for a condominium and closely akin to that of a fine hotel.
For further information, visit 15w61.com