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Top 10 Most Prestigious West Side Condo Buildings

When it comes to envy-inducing luxury and architecture, one doesn't need to lok further than the West Side. Filled with modern and classic gems, here you'll find the city's most-coverable condos, which as you may have guessed, are havens for the rich, famous and global elite.

#1 - Residences at the Mandarin Oriental, 80 Columbus Circle

This reflective-glass, twin-towered, mixed-use development by The Related Cos. on the west side of Columbus Circle overlooking Central Park South and the park has just about everything, luxury restaurants, a cultural facility, luxury apartments, offices, a curved retail atrium, and a giant Whole Foods store in the very large basement where you can nibble your life away....

  • Seven apartments currently for sale from $4,500,000 to $29,995,000

#2 - Trump International, 1 Central Park West

Far less grand than its mixed-use neighbor, the Time Warner Center, this hotel and apartment  complex had a pretty impressive restaurant, a gleaming globe of the world hovering over its subway entrance and closer vistas of Central Park. 

  • Twenty-Five apartments currently for sale from $1,100,000 to $34,500,000

#3 - 15 Central Park West

Just to the north of Trump International Hotel & Tower is this two-building, full-block residential complex whose amenities and views quickly made it one of the most successful real estate projects in the city's history.

  • Fourteen apartments currently for sale from $4,500,000 to $56,000,000

#4 - Millennium Tower, 101 West 67th Street

This tall, mixed-use development near The Lincoln Center for the Perfomring Arts has great views, a good gym and the city's best cineplex.

  • Two apartments currently for sale from $2,370,000 to $5,200,000

#5 - The Park Laurel, 15 West 63rd Street

This pyramid-topped apartment tower is very handsome and very visible from Central Park and very close to the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.

  • Two apartments currently for sale from $8,995,000 to $13,500,000

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#6 - The Residences at the Ritz Carlton, 50 Central Park South

For many years, this was considered a "bargain" hotel, but its take over by the luxury Ritz Carlton hotel chair and the conversion of its top floors into very large condominium apartments with great views radically changed its image.

#7 - 535 West End Avenue

This 20-story tower is distinguished by its very large apartments and its very broad curve facing the landmark church diagonally across the avenue.

  • Two apartments currently for sale from $19,950,000 to $19,995,000

#8 - Metropolitan Tower, 146 West 57th Street

This stunning, black-glass, mixed-use tower was erected by Macklowe Properties with a rakishly angled tower over its base and a large plaza at its rear on 56th Street.

  • Twelve apartments currently for sale from $1,575,000 to $12,888,000

#9 - 3 Lincoln Center, 160 West 66th Street

This very attractive, black glass buidling with red horizontal accents occupies the northwest corner of the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts that it towers over.

  • Nine apartments currently for sale from $940,000 to $5,395,000

#10 - Laureate, 2150 Broadway

This 18-story apartment tower designed by SLCE and completed in 2010 is distinguished by its rounded corner and very ornate and handsome balconies.

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