The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Expansion Shines a Spotlight on Museum Mile's Luxe Living

A bedroom at 1214 Fifth Avenue luxury apartment rentals in Manhattan.

Last year the Metropolitan Museum of Art unveiled a $65 million entrance plaza – this year, a 180,000 sqft expansion is planned for the already 2 million sqft landmarked museum on East 86th Street.

The project is being led by British starchitect Sir David Chipperfield, whose design proposals will include galleries for works from Oceania, Africa, and the Americas, as well as a terraced rooftop overlooking Central Park and Museum Mile. Daniel Brodsky, chairman of the Met’s board, explained that the new addition won’t be any taller than the existing buildings, so views from the magnificent luxury residences along Museum Mile will remain unobstructed.

Speaking of Museum Mile, we’ve got some luxe residential buildings along Fifth Avenue on Central Park that are as stunning as an exhibit as the Met.

1214 Fifth Avenue — Located at 4 East 102nd Street, 1214 Fifth Avenue is a Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects-designed 50-story high rise with a striking, ultramodern glass and stone facade and landscaped drive-through courtyard. The luxury rental apartments inside feature soaring ceilings, hardwood flooring, and floor-to-ceiling windows offering sweeping Central Park and Upper East Side views.
The amenities package at 1215 Fifth Avenue is as luxurious as the views — the full-service building has a 24-hour doorman and concierge, residents’ eat-in lounge, private screening room, and landscaped rooftop deck offering panoramic views of Central Park and the skyline. There is also a fully-equipped fitness center with a 60’ indoor pool and underground on-site parking.
Two-bedrooms at 1214 Fifth Avenue begin at $7,350 per month. Click here to request a showing.

1160 Fifth Avenue — Located in the Carnegie Hill section of the Upper East Side, 1160 Fifth Avenue is a stately neo-Georgian pre-war building. The classically restored lobby maintained its classic Manhattan luxurious detailing, as have the fully-renovated residences. Each home features high ceilings, fully-operational wood-burning fireplaces, classic crown moldings, and original herringbone, strip, or parquet flooring. Gourmet kitchens feature state-of-the-art appliances, granite countertops, and top-of-the-line dishwashers and elegant bathrooms offer granite, marble, or tiled finishes. Many residences have built-in washer/dryers.
The white-glove amenities offered at 1160 Fifth Avenue include 24-hour doorman and concierge, valet, and in-house laundry services.
To request more information about 1160 Fifth Avenue, click here.

945 Fifth Avenue — Located just south of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 945 Fifth Avenue is an Emery Roth & Sons–designed classic limestone and light brick post-war with a dramatic canopied entrance and meticulous architectural detailing. Residences feature oversized windows with Central Park Views, hardwood flooring and self-controlled A/C and heat throughout, and fully-renovated kitchens and baths with marble finishes. The luxury amenities package included a fully-attended doorman lobby with 24-hour concierge and laundry services on premises.
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