1143 Fifth Avenue

A modestly scaled apartment house designed in 1923 by J.E.R. Carpenter, 1143 Fifth Avenue was prevented from reaching further heights by then-active zoning that forbade the erection of structures past eight stories in height.  Said zoning was later overturned, in large part due to the efforts of Carpenter himself; 1143 Fifth Avenue remains a pleasantly crisp example of the Georgian Revival and suggest a townhouse of Mayfair or Dublin on only slightly larger a scale.

The building, ironically enough, has been the center of a long dispute between the present owner and the Landmarks Preservation Commission regarding the addition of a new penthouse.

Until 2013, 1143 Fifth Avenue was a residence owned by the French Consulate.

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