Standing on 57th Street in Midtown West, the Helena displays a breathtaking glass-clad architecture. This Manhattan slab tower is a 38-story high-rise building that contains 597 apartments. The property was initiated by the Durst Organization and Sidney Fetner Associates, and designed by Fox & Fowle to make the Helena an eco-friendly building.
The building is appointed with various state-of-the-art, environmentally-friendly amenities to provide its inhabitants with the convenience they still require. One of the interesting green features of the apartments is the console heat pump that allows residents to their own heating or cooling year round. To control this, there is a master switch by the front door that allows residents to set their heat pump's thermostat. In addition, the window walls are fitted with trickle vents that allow fresh air to come in without opening any windows. These same windows are made to filter the sun's damaging ultraviolet rays.
The units are also tailor-designed with various details while still contributing to a healthy environment. They have been constructed with low toxin-emitting materials for paints, adhesives, and the likes to reduce indoor pollution. Other materials used in the apartment construction are the hardwood oak floors throughout and the Zodiaq countertops in the kitchens.
The Helena also has a variety of other amenities, including a health club, concierge,. valet service, and a shuttle bus for its residents. More so, there are cross-town buses only steps away..