Artfully breaking the mold of tradition, the 20 stories of Era modernize the beloved pre-war construction so popular in its orbit, evolving the iconic Upper West Side materiality, style and prestige for the 21st century and beyond.
The striking cantilever design is progressive with a purpose: growing as it ascends.
Era’s architecture allows for more open views, expansive common spaces, and generously sized residences, most with at least two exposures to maximize fresh air and natural light.
Exceedingly rare in the neighborhood and unlikely to be repeated, the extended roof allows for a stunning outdoor pool and ample outdoor space–one of the largest on the Upper West Side.
With its bold cantilever design from ODA Architecture, ERA is a classic reimagined to empower modern denizens to elevate their expectations, gaze beyond what’s expected, and ultimately, reach for more.
It grows as it ascends; by nature this allows people to enjoy the upper floors where the open views are, greater common spaces, and an outdoor pool on the roof — something almost inconceivable in other buildings on the Upper West Side.—— Eran Chen, Founding Principal of ODA Architecture
Era pays homage through its materials to the timeless DNA of the Upper West Side while elevating livability with its progressive design. Exterior details pull from the surrounding neighborhood, from subtle art deco expressions of the window mullions to beautifully cut stone angling around the uniquely formed axis.
Solid masonry bones ground its foundation, giving the building a deep limestone facade that allows large-scale windows to project out for more generous views. The result is an instant classic that represents a clear evolution within its context; a love letter to the Upper West Side’s past and future.
Punctuating the textured richness of the Upper West Side’s ubiquitous brownstones, the smooth brightness of limestone stands out with an inimitable quality. As the sun reaches Era’s extraordinary facade this iconic NYC material dances with light, reflecting an ever evolving perception of its cantilevered silhouette.
ODA Architecture brings to Era a global pedigree uniquely tuned to New York's distinctive desires, landscape and culture.
Founded in 2007 by Eran Chen, ODA New York has designed more than 45 buildings in New York City and received international acclaim for their daring sense of imagination, mold-breaking attitude and refreshing people-first approach.