1080 Fifth Avenue

Surrounded by low-rise landmarks, 1080 Fifth Avenue has spectacular views in nearly all directions.  The building itself is of more interest for additions made to it over the years than for any intrinsic merit (such as the striking cylindrical glass bay on the south side of the setbacks; visible here in the upper right-hand corner)…. Continue reading

1071 Fifth Avenue, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

One of the last masterpieces by Frank Lloyd Wright and one of only two buildings by Wright in New York City, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum is one of the city’s preeminent art collections with a focus on Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, Expressionist and other early Modern Art.  Founded under the auspices of the Solomon R. Guggenheim… Continue reading

2 East 88th Street

One of the most striking of the Museum Mile’s apartment buildings, 2 East 88th Street is also one of only a handful to dispense with the Fifth Avenue address.  A severe elongated cube by Pennington & Lewis, the building is capped by a water tower that incorporates a series of stone faces straight out of… Continue reading

1067 Fifth Avenue

One of the avenue’s most remarkable apartment buildings, 1067 Fifth Avenue is only the second such structure to have been built facing the park on Fifth (the first being McKim, Mead & White’s 998 Fifth Avenue, a few blocks to the south). Designed by C.P.H. Gilbert, 1067 Fifth Avenue is the Upper East Side’s only… Continue reading

1060 Fifth Avenue

A sober-sided J.E.R Carpenter design, 1060 Fifth Avenue is one of the architect’s largest buildings on Fifth Avenue, containing 48 apartments.  It was completed in 1928.