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.
A gracious design by Rosario Candela, 1040 Fifth Avenue displays austere Neo-Classical details at the lower floors but rises to a highly complex and dramatically modeled penthouse tower. The building was erected in 1930.
Yet another distinguished J.E.R. Carpenter design, 1035 Fifth Avenue was erected in 1926. It rises from the site of a seven-story apartment house called, imaginatively enough, The Fifth Avenue Apartments, which was evidently considered something of an architectural intruder when completed in 1890. If only its detractors had had a crystal ball…
Originally one of four brownstone mansions erected by investor Harriet Trask in 1870, 1033 Fifth Avenue acquired its present façade in 1910 when new owners commissioned the firm of Hoppin & Koen to provide a more fashionable treatment. As with 1014 Fifth Avenue two blocks south, the results are refined – if, visually, rather overwhelmed… Continue reading
A 13-story building containing only 16 apartments, 1030 Fifth Avenue is another reserved design from J.E.R. Carpenter. The building was completed in 1925.