Herald Towers is a million square foot residential gem in the heart of New York City's Herald Square. Soaring 25 stories high; the building houses 690 luxury rental homes.
Ideally located, Herald Towers is nestled where nearly all of New York's major subway lines converge, and is a block from the PATH Train and Long Island Railroad.
Residential homes are graced with luxurious new kitchens, new bathrooms and over-sized closets. Amenities include in-house dry cleaning service and new laundry facility, as well a newly renovated lobby and freshly painted corridors.
A free fitness center with state-of-the-art equipment, resident lounge with TV, and roof deck all accessed on the 25th floor.
At the end of the 19th Century, many cities were inspired by the Beaux-Arts movement and the Colombian Exposition of 1893 in Chicago to create new and monumental civic environments. New York was no exception and Grand Central Terminal and Pennsylvania Station were two of the most important projects that helped transform midtown.
The primary architects of the terminal, Warren & Wetmore, went so far as to create a "Terminal City" that included many hotels around the new terminal in a very elegant style that included rusticated bases and considerable decoration at the top of the brown-brick buildings. These hotels included the Biltmore and Roosevelt on Madison Avenue and the Commodore on 42'd Street at Lexington Avenue. The Biltmore was rebuilt and reclad in polished red granite and converted into an office building and the Commodore was reclad in reflective glass. Only the Roosevelt at 45th Street remains essentially unchanged.
This 25-story building was erected as the McAlpin Hotel in 1913 and was very similar in style to the three "Terminal City" hotels, although it was designed by a different architect, F. M. Andrews.
It was converted in 1980 to one of the city's largest rental apartment buildings with 693 units, mostly studios and one-bedrooms, that became known as McAlpin House.
In 1999, the property was bought by JEMB Realty, owners of the Herald Center retail store on the southeast corner of 34th Street and the Avenue of the Americas, for $150 million and the new owners announced plans to upgrade the apartments as they become vacant. JEMB Realty said it would convert 70 apartments to furnished units, which section became known for a while as Churchill Residence Hotel.
Features and Amenities
· Attended Lobby
· FT Doorman
· Hi Rise
· Pre War
· Basement Storage
· Central AC
· Health Club
· Roof Deck
· Washer/Dryer in building
· Mail Room
· Fitness Center
· Outdoor Entertainment Space
· Live-In Superintendent