1046 Fifth Avenue

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A brash and ugly intrusion into the district, 1046 Fifth Avenue has all the style of a discarded pair of cheap sunglasses. The building was completed in 1967.  Architects and developers shall go unnamed.

1040 Fifth Avenue

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A gracious design by Rosario Candela, 1040 Fifth Avenue displays austere Neo-Classical details at the lower floors but rises to a highly complex and dramatically modeled penthouse tower.  The building was erected in 1930.

1035 Fifth Avenue

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Yet another distinguished J.E.R. Carpenter design, 1035 Fifth Avenue was erected in 1926. It rises from the site of a seven-story apartment house called, imaginatively enough, The Fifth Avenue Apartments, which was evidently considered something of an architectural intruder when completed in 1890. If only its detractors had had a crystal ball…

1033 Fifth Avenue

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Originally one of four brownstone mansions erected by investor Harriet Trask in 1870, 1033 Fifth Avenue acquired its present façade in 1910 when new owners commissioned the firm of Hoppin & Koen to provide a more fashionable treatment.  As with 1014 Fifth Avenue two blocks south, the results are refined – if, visually, rather overwhelmed… Continue reading

1030 Fifth Avenue

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A 13-story building containing only 16 apartments, 1030 Fifth Avenue is another reserved design from J.E.R. Carpenter.  The building was completed in 1925.

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