One Around East Side grande dame is acquiring a 60th birthday makeover.

With a wave of new tenants, the Park Towers condominium creating is acquiring a freshening up, with new mechanics, a new roof, and most essential, fashionable new condominiums. 

Built in 1961, Park Towers adopted the initially wave of East Broad Street’s grand apartment properties, such as the Broadwin (1924), Cambridge Arms (1928) and Royal York (1938). 

Park Towers, shown here soon after it opened in 1961, was billed as "the ultimate in luxury living" when it made its debut.

Billed as “the ultimate in luxury living” when it opened, the 16-story building across the street from Franklin Park featured resort-like amenities, such as Le Cordon Bleu restaurant, a 24-hour doorman, underground parking with attendants, maid support and a “bellboy” to supply packages to its 150 homes. 

As the a long time passed, though, Park Towers, like many of its East Broad Avenue neighbors, fell into disrepair. In 1983, the making was converted into condominiums, quite a few of which finished up getting rented out or falling into foreclosures. 

“It came to the place that households who inherited condos could not market them. They couldn’t give them absent,” mentioned Jimmy Yee, a pharmacist who moved into the making in 1985. 

By the time of the housing crash in 2008, Yee no lengthier felt fully snug in the constructing.

“The constructing never really emptied out, but I started out to surprise, ‘Should I even be here?’ You in no way understood who was in the constructing.”