2333 Fifth Avenue, Riverbend Houses

Constructed in 1967 to designs by Davis Brody Bond, Riverbend Houses at 2333 Fifth Avenue is the last of the major housing developments to line this section of Fifth Avenue.  Conceived after the theories of the French architect and theorist Le Corbusier, it represents a break with the all-brick construction of the previous decades.  The detailing in concrete and ceramic tile is an expressive example of the Brutalist aesthetic, although in comparison with Savoy Park just across the street, the overall effect is somber.

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