|Address:||455 West 23rd Street (map)|
New York, NY 10011
|Complex:||London Terrace Gardens|
|Leasing Manager:||Rose Associates|
|Structure:||17 floors, 92 apartment units|
A pre-war high-rise doorman building offering a pool and a garage. The building is part of the London Terrace Gardens rental complex (10 buildings in the middle of the block). The block is completed by four corner co-op buildings called London Terrace Towers, which are managed separately. All in all, the London Terrace complex contains about 1,600 apartments, of which approximately 900 are rentals (located in the "interior" buildings) and approximately 700 are co-ops (located in the corner buildings). Some amenities are shared among the buildings. The building belongs to the London Terrace Gardens building complex.
When it was completed in 1931, London Terrace was the considered the largest apartment building in the world. Occupying the entire block between 23rd and 24th Streets and Ninth and Tenth Avenues in the heart of fashionable West Chelsea, it still shows up by name on most maps of the City. In 1948, the current owners purchased the ten interior buildings. The four corner towers were sold independently and eventually became a cooperative, a separate and distinct entity. The central buildings surrounding the one-acre garden courtyard and comprising nearly one thousand apartments were named London Terrace Gardens.