A design that manages to be both garish and dull, 1468 Fifth Avenue, also known as Victory One, was built in 1998. It contains 110 apartments for low-income seniors.
Despite the urge to simply dismiss this beige box as the ugliest apartment building fronting Central Park, 1270 Fifth Avenue is actually historically notable for being the first middle-income co-op apartment building constructed in Manhattan under Section 213 of the National Housing Act, which authorized Government-insured loans to private developers of co-operative housing. The act… Continue reading
1190 Fifth Avenue houses the Mt. Sinai Executive Health Program, one of the most celebrated such in the country – save, rather obviously, for architectural reasons. A graceless hulk, it is connected to a vast and even unsightlier tower that stands behind it and which manages to completely disrupt the surrounding skyline.
A brash and ugly intrusion into the district, 1046 Fifth Avenue has all the style of a discarded pair of cheap sunglasses. The building was completed in 1967. Architects and developers shall go unnamed.
This puzzling slot in the streetwall is explained by the desire of a developer to claim a Fifth Avenue address for a building actually located on 83rd and 84th Streets. Designed by H. L. Feldman, 1025 Fifth Avenue is accessed through the gap between 1020 Fifth Avenue and the mansions to the north, a solution… Continue reading