SOM-Designed Park Loggia Now Fully Complete, at 15 West 61st Street On The Upper West Side

The Park Loggia. Photo by Tectonic

Construction is fully complete on The Park Loggia, a 416-foot-tall residential building at 15 West 61st Street on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Formerly addressed as 1865 Broadway, the 33-story reinforced concrete structure is designed by Skidmore Owings & Merrill and developed by AvalonBay Communities. Occupancy began last winter at the property, which is located along Broadway between West 61st Street and West 62nd Street, not far from Columbus Circle.

Photographs from Tectonic show the Brutalist-inspired grid of windows and stack of corner terraces on the southern elevation. The top of the edifice features a double-height loggia that surrounds the dark metal-clad mechanical enclosure.

The Park Loggia. Photo by Tectonic

The Park Loggia. Photo by Tectonic

The Park Loggia. Photo by Tectonic

The Park Loggia contains 350,000 square feet of newly built space with the residential space divided into 172 units, for an average of almost 1,100 square feet apiece. Residences begin at $1.495 million and come with wide-planked white oak floors, full-slab Brazilian quartzite kitchen countertops, oversized White Carrara master bathrooms, Miele appliances, and custom millwork. Amenities include an attended lobby, a concierge, a full-time doorman, residential storage, and bicycle storage. There is also a rooftop terrace, a business center, a children’s playroom, a residential lounge with a fireplace, a fitness center, and a common dining room. Rounding out the offerings are virtual golf, a game room, a porte-cochere and driveway, and a screening room. Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group is handling sales.

The nearest subway station is the 59th Street-Columbus Circle station, servicing the A, B, C, D, and 1 trains.

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8 Comments on "SOM-Designed Park Loggia Now Fully Complete, at 15 West 61st Street On The Upper West Side"

  1. David in Bushwick | June 10, 2020 at 8:43 am | Reply

    So much better to have recessed balconies, which rarely ever get used. They are the only give away that this building wasn’t built in the 60s. A very nice composition overall.

    • I wasn’t aware there was a study on how frequently recessed balconies get used 🙂

      • There is a 20-story building on Milwaukee’s east side overlooking Lake Michigan. I have been studying skyscrapers and architecture for some 50 years and I swear this building boasts THE largest balconies – perhaps 20-feet square – for each unit. These are indeed being used, as storage space. All kinds of crap is piled up creating a whole new building facade: of course various colors too which recall the apartment buildings of Mumbai.

  2. The Park Loggia comes with an excellent finishing result. Great!

  3. Missing the American Bible Society once on this site, especially now. I guess there was an offer even they couldn’t turn down.

  4. It fits with all the other yuppie filing cabinets on Broadway between Columbus Circle and Lincoln Center. Ironically enough, now if something OTHER than a yuppie filing cabinet gets built, THAT building would be “out of character” with the neighborhood!

  5. The packaging is perfect, as one expects from SOM…..the floor plans are almost uninhabitable unless the pricing was 20% of the asking: tiny bedrooms, unusable kitchens…no storage…for millions of dollars. When did it become ok in New York to not make floor plans that allow for furniture and furnishings?

  6. Love the commentary thus far! Gary, I agree with you about modern floor plans. And how about ART? I don’t know specifically about SOM residential floor plans, but so many of the new apartments going up there is zero wall space for art. I have large paintings. I’m old school – I used to think of NYC as a place for art lovers. Not the new kids!

    David in Bushwick, I have a 100 square foot balcony here in East Flatbush that I am out on every single day and night. I’ve slept out there many times. The giant balcony is why I took this apartment. Where do you get this notion balconies are never used? They are if they’re big enough!

    Before reading the comments I thought, well this looks like it could have been built anytime over the last 60 years. I guess that’s called ‘timeless’? Or is just dated – to the wrong date. It sure doesn’t look 2020 to me!

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