The Park Laurel is a premier 40 story condominium built in 1999 above the landmarked Neo-Romanesque limestone West Side YMCA located within the Central Park West Historic District. From its inception, it lacked a residential canopy.
What started as a desire to provide a canopy developed into a more public marquee project—a beacon for the street.
We determined that a canopy was not possible due to the entrance's proximity to a tree and streetlight, and proposed a marquee following the tradition of similar structures found on residential buildings throughout the West Side. We provided both an understated and timeless design to complement the existing façade and maintain its integrity.