Every Building on Fifth

2069 Fifth Avenue

2069 Fifth Avenue is a striking terra-cotta clad townhouse that brings a burst of cranky Victorian exuberance to the neighborhood.  The dentilated brickwork of the off-center pediment is particularly eye-catching.

2068-2076 Fifth Avenue

2068-2076 Fifth Avenue is one of Harlem’s most impressive rowhouse developments, a collection of massive Richardsonian structures that terminates with a rugged tower at the West 28th Street corner.  Modern windows and other flimsy recent renovations detract from the design but the overall effect is still of a storybook fortress.

2064 & 2066 Fifth Avenue

2064 & 2066 Fifth Avenue stand together as a study in contrasts, with 2064’s Composite pilasters and neo-Dutch gable at odds with the Bauhaus-like brick cage of 2066.  The latter seems even more unfortunate in light of replacing a particularly elegant Renaissance Revival design. The brickwork is at least an attempt at contextualism.

2 East 127th Street

2 East 127th Street is a Beaux Arts apartment house shorn of its cornice.

1 West 127th Street,The Harriet

An attractive apartment house with an imposing rounded corner bay, 1 West 127th Street is also known as The Harriet. The building was designed in 1914.