240 CPS Restoration Before and After Images(PDF)
240 Central Park South (Mayer & Whittlesey, 1939-40) is located along Broadway at Columbus Circle between West 59th and 58th Streets. The building was quickly recognized as a significant statement of early modern architecture in the United States. It consists of two main towers connected at the basement and the ground floor. The north tower faces Central Park South while the smaller, south tower faces West 58th Street. Both sections of the building face Broadway to the west. There are over 300 rental apartment units on the upper floors. A restaurant, a doctor’s office, and six commercial tenants are located on the street level of the building.
The rehabilitation of the building addressed the principal preservation issues on both the exterior and interior. Restoration, repair, cleaning and replacement focused on the masonry and the storefronts on the exterior. Work completed on the interior includes the restoration and repair of the historic finishes of the lobbies, and sympathetic rehabilitation of the corridors.