Created By: Matt Postal
Located steps from Central Park at 15 West 63rd Street, the Park Laurel is a blocky red brick 41-story apartment tower with a pyramidal crown. Designed by Beyer Blinder & Belle, a firm specializing in historic preservation, it was built on the site of the McBurney School, which was mostly demolished as part of the project. Cantilevered above the neighboring YMCA, a picturesque 1920s medieval-revival structure, like Carnegie Hall Tower it incorporates complementary materials and decoration.
This point of interest is part of the tour: Post-Modern Manhattan: West 50s + 60s