The Turin

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This article is about the apartment building. For the Italian city, see Turin.
The Turin
The Turin 333.jpeg
Looking up at The Turin from the main courtyard entryway. The building is twelve stories.
General information
Architectural style Italian Renaissance Revivals
Address 333 Central Park West
Town or city New York City
Completed 1909
Design and construction
Architect Albert Joseph Bodker

The Turin is a residential luxury apartment building in New York City built in 1909. It is located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan at 333 Central Park West. The Turin is of Italian Renaissance style. The luxury co-op offers many amenities to its residents, including a 24 hour doorman, fitness center, children’s playroom, storage room, and bike room.

Architecture[edit]

The architect, Albert Joseph Bodker, erected it as 12 stories consisting of 72 units, offering 5 to 9 room residences.[1] The building layout features an “H” design with four connected towers. The main entrance features a deep garden courtyard leading to a step-up lobby.

Because it is only twelve stories, The Turin is considered short for a Central Park West apartment building.

The building features many Turn of the Century architectural details including a 2-story limestone base embellished with male and female figures, arched windows on the first floor, and the second floor boasts attractive ornamental wrought iron planting window balconies.[2]

New Yorker article[edit]

The Turin was the subject of a February 1995 article in The New Yorker magazine written by Jane Kramer. The article shed light on the remarkably dangerous, overcrowded and extremely decrepit quality of The Turin in the 1950s and the renovation it went through to become what it is today. Kramer's article also exposed the communist political leanings of The Turin's 1960s residents, which included The London Daily Worker journalists Alexander Cockburn and Andrew Cockburn.

Kramer highlighted that after the building's renovation, millionaires of the 1980s and 1990s moved into the building.

Notable Residents[edit]

Former[edit]

Current[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Building: The Turin at 333 Central Park West in Upper West Side". Street Easy. Retrieved 2012-07-08. 
  2. ^ "Building: The Turin at 333 Central Park West in Upper West Side". Street Easy. Retrieved 2012-07-08. 
  3. ^ Pauline Kael. A Life in the Dark. Retrieved 2012-07-08. 
  4. ^ Pauline Kael. A Life in the Dark. Retrieved 2012-07-08. 

Coordinates: 40°47′24″N 73°57′58″W / 40.79008°N 73.96620°W / 40.79008; -73.96620