220 Central Park South



Cladding Area360 000 sf

ArchitectRobert A.M. Stern Architects SLCE Architects

OwnerVornado Realty Trust

Project type

Phase of InvolvementDesign

Type of Construction

Year of Completion2018

Designed by Robert A.M. Stern Architects, 220 Central Park South is a residential skyscraper in Midtown Manhattan. The 70-story, 950-foot-tall tower is clad in honed Alabama Limestone, which has a rich, creamy color. This material is ideal for the structure’s classical architectural profiles, such as the fluted vertical chevron units, curving corbels, and window banding. For this “supertall” tower, Heintges designed a bespoke enclosure and a delivery system uncommon in large-scale construction. Adjacent to the tower is a 17-story building known as The Villa, connected by a colonnade at the shared motor court.

220 Central Park South’s enclosure has the best of both worlds: the aesthetic of a classic New York masonry building with the performance benefits of the modern unitized facade system. Vision glazing areas incorporate fixed panels and inward-operable hopper vents, with high-performance insulating glass units set into custom thermally-broken aluminum frames. Stone spandrels consist of limestone panels, with thicker panels used for the architectural flourishes. These stones are factory-clad with stainless steel anchors onto welded steel truss frames to adequately support the weight of the stone. Aluminum extrusions frame the trusses, allowing for a conventional unit interlock to adjacent units. These interlocks provide a high-performance dual-seal system for the entire project.

Heintges provided curtain wall and building envelope consulting services during all phases of design and construction.





Images courtesy of Vornado Realty Trust.