The tallest building on the Upper East Side, this 634-foot-high slender tower is one of the city’s handsomest buildings.
The form and proportions of this 56-story tower are terrific.
Although its crenellated top recollects that of the famous Chanin Building on the southwest corner of 42nd Street and Lexington Avenue, this is far too sophisticated a tower to be described as Post-Modern.
Its architect, Frank Williams & Associates, had previously designed the residential portion of one of the city’s most important Post-Modern complexes, World Wide Plaza on a former site of Madison Square Garden in west Midtown. Here, the architects have sculpted a very interesting tower that is an aggressive and very specific intrusion into the skyline, one that represented a significant departure for its famous developer, who previously was preoccupied with glitz and slickness.
This is a brick building, to begin with. It has many traditional “courses" that cap, or separate, different divisions of the tower. Its shape is distinctly complex and not at all clean-cut.
Given the general anti-high-rise sentiment of the city at the time this was built in 1991, it is quite stunning that Trump was able to pull this project off. Third Avenue, of course, was no stranger to high-rise “luxury" towers in the 60’s, including another Trump project several blocks to the south, but this stands in splendid isolation. As such, it toppled the Carlyle Hotel on Madison Avenue at 76th Street…
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Trump Palace, Apt. PHC
4 beds, 4.5 baths | $16,500,000
Spectacular and Awe-Inspiring. Live in the heart of Manhattan on top of it all in this amazing full-floor penthouse at the premier Trump Palace Condominium in Lenox Hill. Sensational 360 degree panoramic unobstructed protected views are yours at every turn.
Now available is the only penthouse in the building offering 2 oversized entertaining terraces along with 6 more balconies (750 SQ FT in total) where you can enjoy incredible city sights from North, South, East and West vantage points. This sprawling 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath penthouse sits atop one of the tallest, most distinctive buildings on the Upper East Side, offering grandeur in the sky with luxurious appointments and open panoramas of both rivers, Manhattan skyline, Central Park, and almost every other NYC landmark one can think of. Enter from your private elevator landing into an exquisite 3158 SF space that will dazzle you with its light and elegance.
Entertaining is beyond compare in the massive south, east & west facing living room with triple balconies, and formal dining room that shares an expansive 31’’6″ terrace with the windowed kitchen. The master suite is immense with a terrace of equal size overlooking the park. Each of the other 3 bedrooms has its own private balcony and ensuite bath as well.The Trump Palace condominium stands 55 stories and offers premium services and security, as well as an attentive staff that includes a 24/7 doorman and concierge with white glove services.
Residents also have access to an attended garage, exclusive outdoor garden area, state-of-the-art health club, laundry room, basement storage and fabulous rooftop deck. The central location is within minutes from the fine shops of Madison Avenue, near by restaurants include Daniel, Sasabune, and David Burke and close cultural venues such as the Whitney Museum, the Guggenheim Museum, the Frick Collection and the Central Park Zoo. Easily accessible by the 4,5,6,F,N,Q, & R subway lines.