Town Residential hosts Open House at FXFOWLES’ Circa Central Park on the Upper West Side

Circa Central Park is located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan in the Central Park North area at the traditional boundary of the Historic district. The trusted representatives at Town Residential – knowledgeable specialists in luxury properties in Manhattan and elsewhere – will be hosting an open house at Circa Central Park at 385 110th St. on September 1st, between 5:00 pm–7:00 pm, by appointment. With offices in both Miami and New York, Town Residential Headquarters in Manhattan are 33 Irving Place, New York, NY 10003 Phone: 212.557.6500.

Rising majestically at the edge pf the Park, Circa Central Park is fronted by a one-quarter traffic circle at the very northwest corner of the Park. An 11-floor building which includes a spacious roof deck and thirty-eight individual residences. There is also a full-time doorman in attendance, and a live-in Superintendent. The amenities include parking, community recreational facilities, a gymnasium, a bike room and additional storage, and a children’s playroom. Pets will be accepted.

The architectural firm of FXFOWLES and especially the work of visionary engineer and architect Dan Kaplan, Senior Partner and design director for FXFOWLE’s Urban Studio. has been honored significantly, with accolades that recognize his unique contribution to the art and science of architecture; having received numerous awards from the American Institute of Architects, Boston Society of Architects, Architectural Review, the Chicago Athenaeum, and others; and he is still active in academia as a guest lecturer at his alma mater Cornell University’s College of Architecture, Art and Planning, where his graduate students will contemplate innovative approaches to integrate “design invention with environmental performance in the building envelope.” There would seem to be ample evidence that the more Light, more open space and the more greenery, wherever feasible, the better!

Kaplan’s insight springs from his looking at a location from a historic and geographic perspective; and the prospects for integrating multiple transportation options (two of the NYC buildings were built directly over a cluster of subway stations; seven, in one case and 11 in the other), but it’s Kaplan’s aspirations to an even wider sphere of influence, in what might be considered to be a more “cosmic” view of the “big picture,” the building’s functional integration with the environment and perhaps even with the Universe beyond.

In Kaplan’s interview this week with Interior Design magazine on 30 August 2016, (available online, Jennifer Nalewicki asks Kaplan whether there is a project he’s currently working on that he’s particularly excited about:

“There’s a project called Circa Central Park. … We were able to meld our preoccupations of sustainability and great views of park, but because of the curve we had all of this westward-facing glass, so we created a series of fins that optimize the views to the park but also block out the western glare and heat. Then we took the fins and made a colorful expression. … We really tried to give honor to this very important spot in the city.”

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