205 West End a Cooperative residence since 1987


Built in 1961, 205 West End was part of a vast urban renewal program centered around the new Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. The building sits at the northern edge of Lincoln Towers. While an independent Cooperative, 205 WEA residents retain access to and shared ownership of the beautiful gardens and playgrounds in the complex, the largest of which can be accessed directly from the building.

205 West End Owners Corporation, whose shares are 90% resident-owned, is governed by a Board of Directors consisting of seven shareholders and one sponsor representative.

Recent News

  • Blackout - Postmortem Report and Next Steps West Side Blackout In our previous update, dated July 18, we reported on several system failures experienced by 205 West End Avenue in consequence of the July 13 blackout. In this report we will summarize what we have learned in investigating these failures and what plans management has agreed with the board to address the failures. The Cogen System While we have been testing the cogen system quarterly, it failed on July 13th. The root of the problem was a failed cooling pump and a failed battery.  Because of the blackout the network connection used by the maintenance company was down, making it impossible for them to diagnose the problems.  And the blackout conditions made travel time for their technician ...
    Posted Jul 26, 2019, 2:34 PM by Marc Donner
  • Blackout - System Failures and Action Plan West Side BlackoutAs you all know by now, there was a blackout on the evening of July 13.  The blackout began at 6:47 p.m., according to news reports of a Con Ed press release, and ended sometime about 10 p.m.Geographically, the blackout extended from 72nd Street down to somewhere in the 40s and from Fifth Avenue west to the Hudson River.  The New York Times quotes Con Ed as attributing the failure to a problem at a substation on West 49th Street.The Cogen SystemOur electricity cogeneration system is designed to provide emergency power to the building in cases when the power grid goes down.  It is configured to ensure that one elevator on ...
    Posted Jul 18, 2019, 7:08 AM by Marc Donner
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