1140 Fifth Avenue

1140 Fifth Avenue

A handsome Beaux Arts essay, 1140 Fifth Avenue was designed and built by the developer Fred F. French, whose eponymous skyscraper stands at 551 Fifth Avenue at 45th Street.  Far more subdued than either that structure or French’s other, better-known residential development, Tudor City, 1140 Fifth Avenue is nevertheless a characteristically imposing addition to the… Continue reading

1136 Fifth Avenue

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A somewhat battered-looking structure, 1136 Fifth Avenue was designed in 1925 by George F. Pelham Jr., whose 1120 Fifth Avenue stand a few blocks south.  The removal of ornamental balconies and a portion of the Fifth Avenue cornice have compromised an otherwise pleasant design. The building is notable for featuring wood-burning fireplaces.

1133 Fifth Avenue

1133 Fifth Avenue

Designed by Emery Roth and constructed by Bing & Bing in 1926, 1133 Fifth Avenue sports a dignified water tower disguised as a campanile in the manner of its neighbor to the south at 1125 Fifth.

1125 Fifth Avenue

1125 Fifth Avenue

A nicely detailed brick and limestone tower with a water tower enclosure designed to resemble an Italian Campanile, 1125 Fifth Avenue is a handsome addition to the streetscape. The building was completed in 1925 and contains only one apartment per its 16 floors.

1120 Fifth Avenue

1120 Fifth Avenue

A somewhat more lavishly detailed building that 1115 Fifth Avenue to the south, 1120 Fifth Avenue is also by J.E.R. Carpenter and was also finished in 1926.

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