Ethelind Coblin Architect

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15 West 63rd Street, Marquee


The Park Laurel is a premier 40 story condominium built in 1999 above a notable Neo-Romanesque limestone structure located within the Central Park West Historic District. From its inception, it lacked an entrance canopy which it deemed necessary not only for protection from the weather, but also to provide the building a more prominent presence on the streetscape. Because a canopy was not possible due to the entrance’s proximity to a tree and street light, we proposed the addition of a marquee following the tradition of similar structures found on residential buildings throughout the West Side. The proposed design, a glass and antiqued bronze clad structure, complements the dark bronze entry doors. Our goal was to provide both an understated and timeless design to complement the existing façade and maintain its integrity.