ElegranApril 30, 2012Museum Mile on the Upper East Side is no stranger to art enthusiasts and even less so to New Yorkers. Running along Fifth Avenue, this “mile” long strip of Manhattan contains one of the densest displays of culture in the world dispersed over nine globally renowned venues. And for the first time in years, a tenth museum will be joining the roster. Later this year, the Museum for African Art will be relocating to Fifth Avenue and East 110th Street and consequently extending the northern end of Museum Mile from East 104th Street to East 110th Street in East Harlem.
In addition to being the newest addition and tenth stop on Museum Mile, the Museum of African Art will be located in the same building as One Museum Mile. Previously known as 1280 Fifth Avenue, the newly rebranded One Museum Mile is a luxury condominium tower with 116 luxury apartments for sale. Along with the museum on the lower floors, residents at One Museum Mile will be able to enjoy other amenities such as a landscaped rooftop deck with outdoor pool and on-site state-of-the-art fitness center with adjacent children’s playroom. Residents of select southwest apartments at 1280 Fifth Avenue can also enjoy views of Central Park and Midtown Manhattan from their apartments.
While real estate professionals and prospective apartment owners have long been referring to the building as One Museum Mile, the official address for the residence is still recognized as 1280 Fifth Avenue. Generally speaking, buyers have been wary whenever they hear of a building address above 96th Street. And in a city where a building’s worth is measured by its address, it will be interesting to see how sales at One Museum Mile will fare with 1280 Fifth Avenue in the near future.