"The San Remo" Upper West Side Tip by MM212

Upper West Side, New York City: 30 reviews and 73 photos

  The San Remo (Oct 09)
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Yet another landmark residential building on Central Park West, the San Remo is known for its monumental twin towers. The building was designed by the architect, Emery Roth who also designed The Beresford up the street, and was completed in 1929. Unfortunately, the San Remo opened just in time for the Great Depression which led the building to face financial difficulties in the following decade and many of its large opulent apartments/flats were divided to make them more affordable. The building was the first in New York to have twin towers in a single structure. Each tower is topped with a round Neoclassical monument inspired by the Ancient Greek Choragic Monument of Lysicrates in Athens. Over the decades, countless celebrities have made the San Remo their home, including: Steven Spielberg, Demi Moore, Dustin Hoffman, Tiger Woods and the list goes on...

Address: Upper West Side: 145 Central Park West @ 74th St
Website: http://www.nycgo.com/slideshows/must-see-upper-west-side

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  • Updated Oct 15, 2009
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