The Senator Robert A. Taft Houses, 1345-1395 Fifth Avenue

Senator Taft Houses

The Senator Robert A. Taft Houses face the Martin Luther King Houses over Fifth Avenue for a three-block stretch between 1345 and 1395 Fifth Avenue.  Constructed in 1964 as low-income housing, they may appear bleak to contemporary eyes but have provided homes to generations of New Yorkers since their completion. DeYoung, Moskowitz & Rosenberg were… Continue reading

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

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