Originally a rental building built in 1928 to designs by Emery Roth, 1200 Fifth Avenue was converted to a condominium residence in 2004. Somewhat overshadowed by the Mt. Sinai complex, it is enlivened by trickles of Spanish Renaissance ornament.
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