101 WEST END
101 West End is a 35-story high-rise built in 1998. The Owners charged Bromley Caldari Architects with re-imagining the building to satisfy a changing market and to be competitive with new buildings being built in the neighborhood. The owners were willing and able to remove eight apartments to create a lounge, a children’s room, a space for teenagers to hang out and a private dining room opening onto a landscaped multi-level roof deck. These spaces needed to wind their way around existing gas, plumbing and electrical risers serving the apartments above.
Residents arrive at the interior amenity space in a plaster & carrerra-esque tile clad double height lounge space. A portion of the 16th floor slab was removed to create a dramatic 16’ high space, now enclosed with new steel and glass curtainwall.
The bright, whimsical kids’ room that will never become tired is complete with a ‘look-out’ tower, ‘hide-away’ nook, puppet theater, craft/game table, and dry erase wallcovering with pre-framed areas just waiting for masterpieces. Built-in millwork creates steps & platforms for kids to play on. The space is equipped with a projector for endless cartoons and movies.
Through large pivot doors, residents enter a private room with a chef’s kitchen. The set-up makes a child’s birthday party a dream, while also providing privacy for separate events when preferred.
Upstairs, a poker table is accompanied by a mini bar. Two study nooks outfitted in magenta felt and upholstery offer a quiet place to work from home or take a conference call.
While most high-end apartment buildings offer kids’ rooms, not many cater to teens... at 101, a metallic video game room is provided with enormous televisions, integrated videogame systems, color changing lights, beanbags, hammock chairs, and dry-erase wallcovering.
The Vinyl Bar comprises of an island clad in silver wave marble framed record albums, and a working record player connected to the space’s speakers. This area opens to the theater, with a custom banquette, a large television, and acoustic panels on the ceiling. It’s the perfect space for a movie night or to watch the big game but can also transform into a dance party with access to the bar.
The existing setback roof on the 15th floor had dozens of mechanical and toilet exhaust penetrations concealed by wood enclosures. BCA and ABS Engineers worked to reroute exhaust ducts and pipes below the roof in the ceiling of the 14th floor. By combining ducts and pipes in concise paths, all exhaust was brought up in two zones, concealed with landscaping and screens. This freed up 7,000 square feet of outdoor amenity space: Spaces to gather, barbeque, sunbathe, and even a special ‘out-of-this-world’ play structure by Monstrum from Denmark for the kids.. Since the existing roof wasn’t built to accommodate the required live-loads, BCA worked with YAS Engineers to design a bi-level steel super-structure stubbed up from the existing building columns below. The north end of the roof provides direct views of the Hudson River, which are highlighted by raising the area of the deck and providing glass rails for unobstructed views.
INTERIOR: 7,200 SQFT / 669 SQM
EXTERIOR: 7,000 SQFT / 650 SQM