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Shandor Building

55 Central Park West
(between 65th & 66th Streets)
New York, NY 10023
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Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
3 West 65th Street
(corner of Central Park West & West 65th St.)
New York, NY 10023
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Filming locations adjacent to this one will be included on this page. That includes: Holy Trinity Lutheran Church

History - written by Chris Buchner (used with permission)
55 Central Park West came to be during the Art Deco movement of the early 20th Century. In the late 1920s, construction surged on Central Park West in anticipation of the new IND subway line which opened in 1932. Between 1929 and 1930 before construction waned, a handful of architects adopted the new Art Deco style and the results were significantly prominent.

Designed by Schwartz & Gross for Victor Earle and John C. Calhoun, the building features a stylistic fluted theme in its overall design. The building fašade was done in a variety of different color tones going up from darker hues to a brilliant color, creating the effect of a flame or the illusion that the sun is always on the building. Completed and opened in 1930, the building contains 109-unit cooperative apartments ranging from 3-9 rooms. They also feature the radical dropped living room design created by Earle and his brother, Guyon, which created a feeling of special change without taking up any more space by having the living room 2 steps lower than the rest of the apartment.

Notable early residents included Rudy Vallee and Raymond Lowey, and current residents include the Central Park West Fertility Center and the Donna Karan (DKNY) Condominium Complex. In 1990, the building was designated a landmark by the Central Park West Historic District.

HOLY TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH HISTORY
The first stone was laid in November of 1902 and construction was completed on the church in May of 1904. Noted New York architect and German immigrant William Schickel designed the building, filling it with ornimentation and sanctuary furnishings. The Gothic revival style of the building reflects that of German origins. Complimentic the stylish facade are various other works of art including their new freestanding altar and stained glass windows.

Holy Trinity worships in the evangelical Catholic tradition of the Lutheran Mass. Their teachings emphacize mostly music and outreach. It's widely known for their Vespers with Bach series, started in 1968. From late fall through Easter, they play the cantats of Bach as well as other appropriet music and have performances by professional singers and instrumentalists. Mass occurs on Sunday mornings, Wednesday evenings, and on all major holy days.


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"The Out Of Towners" (1970)
George and Gwen Kellerman (Jack Lemmon and Sandy Dennis) go into the church (the one Mr. Stay Puft will step on fourteen years later) to pray a little bit. As if everything else weren't already going wrong for them, this too presents a problem: a television crew is setting up their equipment inside in preparation for a broadcast. As such, there will be no praying for the Kellermans today. As they leave, we get to see 55 Central Park West next door.

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