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Building: The Montana

247 West 87th Street, New York, NY, 10024
156 units26 storiesBuilt in 1984

Building Description

This very handsome apartment building, designed by the Gruzen Partnership, is modeled on the twin-towered forms of the Majestic and Century, the important Art Deco towers on Central Park West.

While not as glamorous or detailed as those famous pre-war buildings, this 27-story building was a very important addition to the Broadway skyline and its setback towers respected the boulevard’s traditional cornice line.

“It’s a blandly handsome place, its twin towers signaling adherence to a West Side icon,” observed Elliot Willensky and Norval White in their book, “The A.I.A. Guide to New York City, Third Edition,” (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1988). Such a cavalier snippet, however, does not do justice to this welcome attempt to revive the twin-tower building type, which is more expensive to build, but provides more views and considerably more public visual interest, than single spires. The twin-towered solution at this location was effective also because it provides a skyline landmark for the neighborhood, which was undergoing a significant redevelopment and renaissance and is now one of the city’s most attractive.

The building has a two-story limestone base and many corner windows and spectacular views from its towers. It has a doorman, concierge, indoor pool, common courtyard, fitness room, children’s playroom, children’s jungle gym, laundry center, and event room, sun deck, video security, a bicycle room, and permits small dogs.

There is excellent cross-town bus service and a local subway station one block south at 86th Street and Riverside Park is two blocks to the west. There are many restaurants and good neighborhood shopping nearby as well as a cineplex several blocks to the south.

Building Description Provided by Lucy Goncalves

Building Amenities

  • Bike Room
  • Children's playroom
  • Concierge
  • Doorman
  • Elevator
  • Gym
  • Laundry in Building
  • Live-in Super
  • Parking Available
  • Pets Allowed
  • Swimming Pool
  • Community Recreation Facilities

Building Facts

Facts 156 units26 storiesBuilt in 1984
Building Class D6
District Community District 107City Council District 6Police Precinct 24
Floorplans 27 floorplans available
Documents and Permits 16 documents and permits
346 previous rentals ($61 per ft² avg, $6,275 avg price)
Manager: BLDG


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