The San Remo
145 Central Park West
The City's first twin tower residential building was designed by architect Emery Roth and constructed during the Great Depression. Atop its 18-floor limestone base sits two 10-story twin towers which terminate on colonnaded top lanterns, reminiscent of a temple and topped by copper finials. The building features very generously proportioned apartments and stunning views of Central Park (for mere mortals, the building itself is a stunning view from Central Park).
The San Remo converted to coops in 1970, and is now has of the most prestigious addresses in the City. Past and present residents of the building include Stephen Sondheim, Tiger Woods, Steven Spielberg, Donna Karan, Tony Randall, Demi Moore, Glenn Close, Dustin Hoffman, Steve Martin, Bruce Willis,Trey Parker, Aaron Spelling, and Hedy Lamarr. Rita Hayworth spent her last years there, in a unit beside that of her daughter, Princess Yasmin Aga Khan. In 2007 same-floor residents Bono and Billy Squier went to court over a fireplace. Steve Jobs bought and renovated a penthouse apartment but never lived in it, ultimately selling it to Bono. On December 23, 2013, philanthropist Robert Wilson committed suicide by jumping from his 16th floor apartment in the South Tower.