965 Fifth Avenue was designed by Irving Magnon, best known as co-designer of the far more elaborate El Dorado apartment house on Central Park West. This relatively stark building replaced the Jacob Schiff Mansion in 1938.
A sleek late design by Rosario Candelo, 955 Fifth Avenue is a subtle building with extensive fluting on its façade and a gracefully setback crown. The building was completed in 1938, one of the few on Fifth Avenue erected during the Great Depression.
Another very late Art Moderne building, 875 Fifth Avenue was designed by Emory Roth, who was responsible for many of Central Park West’s most dramatic apartment houses. Perhaps leery of gilding the lily for his Fifth Avenue clientele, Roth restrained himself to a few deft touches, including the use of glass block for the water… Continue reading
Dating to 1948 and the first building to be completed on Fifth Avenue after WWII, 880 Fifth Avenue was also the last design on Fifth by Emery Roth. Echoing the style of Roth’s 975 Fifth Avenue directly across the street, 880 Fifth Avenue provided a similar degree of luxurious finishes with a more open-plan oriented… Continue reading
An understated late Art Moderne design, 870 Fifth Avenue was designed by William I. Hohauser and completed in 1949. While not up to the lively architectural standard of the architect’s many hotels in Miami, 870 Fifth Avenue fills out the street-wall nicely and is a good neighbor overall.