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.
Emery Roth never quite worked up the courage to unleash on Fifth Avenue the fantasies he created on Central Park West, but his 1935 design for 993 Fifth Avenue comes close, with superb Spanish Baroque detailing, a sumptuously paneled lobby and five setbacks that rise to a distinctive red-tiled crown (which stands out particularly when… Continue reading
Built in 1940 and designed by Emery Roth, 930 Fifth Avenue presents a more cautious take on the Baroque flamboyance of the architect’s Central Park West buildings. Here delicate Spanish Renaissance terra cotta frames upper stories rather in the manner of Roth’s 24 Fifth Avenue; a central tower conceals the water tank. The marble Art… Continue reading
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