Articles on Robert A.M. Stern

Manhattan Neighborhoods Keep A Modern Edge with New Constructions

Rendering of a penthouse at 20 East End Avenue.

Rendering of a penthouse at 20 East End Avenue via Curbed.

The market for luxury new construction condos is thriving in NYC, and as a result, Manhattan’s neighborhoods have maintained their distinct styles while keeping a modern edge.

New Construction on the Upper East Side: 4 Modern Classics in Manhattan Luxury

Panoramic views from 252 East 57th Street luxury condos

The Upper East Side is renowned for its pedigree of Manhattanite refinement. To be sure, many of the neighborhood’s new constructions — such as those designed by Robert A.M. Stern — showcase a keen awareness of the area’s high-end history, and their architecture reflects this timeless appeal. Here’s a list of our four favorite, totally new constructions that combine refreshing design with the Upper East Side’s sophistication.

Modern Classic Living: 5 Robert A.M. Stern Buildings that Define Manhattan Luxury

Side by side renderings of 220 Central Park South, with the new rendering on the left.

Rendering comparison via The Real Deal

220 Central Park South just got a new rendering, and it looks as promising as ever. Understandably, many industry experts expect it to be the most sought-after condominium around Billionaires’ Row upon its completion; in addition to its ultra-luxe finishes and amenities, residents will also enjoy exclusive views of Central Park. Naturally, a building of this caliber needs architecture to match, so Vornado Realty Trust tapped renowned architect Robert A.M. Stern to draft its skyline-defining design.

Looking Good: Architecture Critics Praise 535 West End Avenue, The Upper West Side Condo With Classic Chicago Looks

535 WestEnd in the Upper West SideNew York City is a pretty great place, and this is true whether you're searching for a Manhattan condominium or not. But it can also be something of a closed circuit -- if New York is great (and it is), then it would seem to follow that everything that's great here is perhaps a bit greater than everything everywhere else. That's actually true when it comes to pastrami, luxury condominiums and a handful of other things, but of course it's not so across the board. But if you live in Manhattan long enough, it can come to seem that way. So it may give some New York-y New Construction Manhattan readers pause to see the elegant new Upper West Side condominium 535 West End Avenue praised for its Chicago-style aesthetics. Chicago, like the Second City? Yes, like that one: the one with better sausage-related food, a better hockey team and a unique and striking architectural heritage of its own. 535 West End has already emerged as a rising star among Upper West Side condominium listings, but understanding what makes Chicago so uncommonly attractive is a big part of what makes 535 West End Avenue such a looker.