Building: The Montana
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
- Bike Room
- Children's playroom
- Laundry in Building
- Live-in Super
- Parking Available
- Pets Allowed
- Swimming Pool
- Community Recreation Facilities
|Facts||156 units26 storiesBuilt in 1984|
|Building Class||D6 Elevator Apartments, Fireproof - With Stores (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)|
|Owned by:||KSB BROADWAY ASSOCIAT|