The Helena was the first residential rental tower built in 2005 on The Durst Organization’s residential superblock, 57 WEST, bounded by 11th and 12th Avenues and 57th and 58th Streets. The 597-unit residential tower has since been renamed HELENΛ 57 WEST to complete the block’s triad of rental residential properties, including VIΛ 57 WEST and FRΛNK 57 WEST.
HELENΛ 57 WEST is the first voluntary LEED residential tower in New York City. Earning LEED Gold, HELENΛ 57 WEST is also the first highrise residential building to launch an organics collection program. One of the building’s most innovative environmental features is the blackwater recycling system that reclaims about 43,000 gallons of waste water each day. Other sustainable features include expansive glass walls that maximize natural light, low-E coated double-pane windows to reduce ultraviolet light and minimize the need for heating and cooling, solar panels that provide supplemental energy, ENERGY STAR-rated appliances to reduce energy consumption, and recycled, renewable and locally sourced building materials constructed to reduce the environmental impact.
The 601 West 57th Street building is located in Hell's Kitchen, Midtown Manhattan, Manhattan. The building was developed in 2003. It features 597 residential units. It is 38 stories tall.
You can find Landmarc nearby. Ed's Chowder House and Thailand Restaurant are some of the restaurants in the area. A number of shops (including Coach Time Warner Building (columbus Circle)) can be found around here.
0.53 mi at 66th St-Lincoln Center (66th St and Broadway)
0.55 mi at 59th St-Columbus Circle (60th St and Broadway)
0.65 mi at 50th St (49th St and 8th Ave)
0.72 mi at 57th St (57th St and 7th Ave)
0.73 mi at 72nd St (72nd St and Broadway)
The Area (Hell's Kitchen Apartments for Rent)
Hell's Kitchen is a diverse and gentrifying neighborhood, filled
with off-Broadway theaters, ethnic restaurants, independent shops
and bakeries, and tree-lined streets filled with traditional
brownstones (often used in TV and film to depict "authentic" New
York City). Proximity to Midtown and to the theater district means
that the neighborhood is home to many actors and young
professionals in banking and finance. There is also a growing gay
community and a number of gay bars and clubs. Ninth Avenue's
Restaurant Row has the city's greatest concentration of
international eateries, with a huge and always-expanding variety.
The Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum - home to an aircraft
carrier, a space shuttle, and a Cold War-era submarine - abuts the
Hudson River on 46th Street. The Colbert Report and The Daily Show
film in Hell's Kitchen - with free tickets available for both. Top
restaurants include Esca, Totto Ramen, and Amy's Bread.