20 Dec New York The Centurion

- THE CENTURION STEPS FROM FIFTH AVENUE AND CENTRAL PARK Steps from Fifth Avenue and Central Park the Centurion is surrounded by the finest shops in the world. In addition, superb dining, entertainment, hotels museums and city landmarks abound, all within a short walk from The Centurion. This is the destination location of Manhattan’s most sophisticated and privileged international and domestic residents and visitors THE FAÇADE The Peis chose to clad all four sides of The Centurion’s magnificent 19-story facade in fine Chamesson limestone quarried from the Burgundy region of France. Each hand-set stone is a warm beige color animated by gentle wisps of brown veining. The entire facade rests on a base of dark gray Jet Mist granite.The project is notable for is cascading terraces and its five "lanterns," which is what Mr. Pei calls the five double-height windows on the 56th Street façade. These are living rooms with 17-foot-ceilings and they extend...

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