Near Madison Square Park, prewar substance meets modern-day style. Designed by Alan Tanksley, the condominium in the Parkwood, one of 22 custom creations, incorporates nearly 2,000 square feet accented with a 108-square-foot balcony. Ribbed glass transoms, polished nickel hardware, and dramatic expanses of glass convey a clean and carefree yet compelling as well as cosmopolitan city mood. A doorman attends the private key-lock elevator that opens to the handsome space. A wonderfully equipped kitchen gleams with Manhattan Calacatta marble counter and white oak cabinets adorned with opaline ribbed glass complemented by Gaggeneau, SubZero, and Bosch appliances. Manhattan Calacatta also enhances a soaking-tub bath. But it is the drama of the city that pulses outside that imbues the pied-à-terre with such excitement—an excitement as bright and enticing as the buzz of New York City.