1295 Fifth Avenue

1295 Fifth Avenue

A robustly handsome pair of towers finished off in the rough-treated “corduroy” concrete beloved of Brutalist architects, the Arthur A. Schomburg Plaza, also known as 1295 Fifth Avenue, were completed in 1975 as mixed income housing.  Architects Gruzen & Partners, working with   Casto-Blanco, Piscioneri & Feder, produced a pair of 35-story octagonal towers that are… Continue reading

1250 Fifth Avenue, Lakeview Apartments

1270 Fifth Apartment

One has to stretch a point and call the placid little Harlem Meer a lake for the name of this heap of concrete to make what little sense it does.  Arranged as a series of towers that fill its block, Lakeview Apartments has at least the virtue of an unflinching commitment to its style, in… Continue reading

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