830 Fifth Avenue, The Central Park Arsenal

830 Fifth Avenue Central Park Armory

Predating both the Upper East Side and Central Park itself, the Central Park Arsenal dates to 1847 and is the second oldest structure in Central Park after the Blockhouse Fort of 1814.  Designed by Martin E. Lawrence, the building is an early example in the United States of the Romantic Revival applied to a large… Continue reading

The New York Public Library, Main Branch

The New York Public Library

A major work of the American Beaux Arts and the largest marble building in the US at the time of its completion, the Main Branch of the New York Public Library was built in 1898 through 1911 to designs by Carrere & Hastings, with the sculptor Frederick MacMonnies overseeing the sculptural program.  The imposing façade,… Continue reading

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