Welcome to The Centrale
Making a mark on the iconic Manhattan skyline is no easy task, but Midtown’s shimmering tower at 138 East 50th Street seems primed to do just that. At 71 stories, The Centrale will be one of the tallest structures in its neighborhood and beyond, and will offer residents spectacularly expansive views of the city and Central Park.
The building, designed by Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects, has a classic feel that blends seamlessly with its modern, layered look. It’s a building from the future that nods effectively toward past Manhattan icons. With large, elegant, open interiors by Champalimaud Design that are bordered by floor-to-ceiling windows and rich wood flooring, it’s a true stunner inside and out.
While all Manhattan luxury condos tout a host of amenities available for residents, one would be hard-pressed to find a list of comforts and conveniences that rivals The Centrale’s. It’s not just the breadth of options, but the level of refinement present throughout. And it begins the moment you pull up to the building. There’s a stunning porte-cochere that spans from 49th to 50th Street and leads to an equally stunning and massive fully attended lobby, which is flooded with natural light and covered in bright, layered marble. This high level of sophistication swirls throughout the tower.
In terms of common spaces, there’s the Great Room, an enormous lounge with 36-foot ceilings and an assortment of couches, chairs, and tables, all punctuated by a dazzling art installation by Pierre Girardin. It’s a serene enclave right in the middle of the bustling city. And it’s not the only tranquil area The Centrale offers. There’s also the Club Room, which has a fireplace, lots of places to relax, and its own ceramic art installation, which covers an entire wall.
From there, we head outside to the Club Terrace, a sprawling space that rivals the most elegant outdoor dining areas in the city. There’s a sparking, celestial light installation in the center of the space, and soft lighting on a series of tables that are surrounded by loungers and chairs. On a pleasant Manhattan evening, this is the place to be. Head down with a glass of wine and a book and take in the city below.
On to wellness and fitness. The Centrale boasts an inviting 75-foot indoor pool flanked by lounge chairs. Perched above the pool is a state-of-the-art 24-hour fitness center curated by The Wright Fit. This is not a run-of-the-mill apartment gym, it’s a serious fitness destination. And if you’re looking to unwind, there’s a spa area equipped with a steam room, a private treatment room, and a yoga studio.
Everything one could ever need can be found right in The Centrale itself. And when residents do venture outside, they will find themselves in one of the city’s best neighborhoods, and only steps from Grand Central Station, Rockefeller Center, and Central Park.