A handsome Beaux Arts essay, 1140 Fifth Avenue was designed and built by the developer Fred F. French, whose eponymous skyscraper stands at 551 Fifth Avenue at 45th Street. Far more subdued than either that structure or French’s other, better-known residential development, Tudor City, 1140 Fifth Avenue is nevertheless a characteristically imposing addition to the… Continue reading
A somewhat battered-looking structure, 1136 Fifth Avenue was designed in 1925 by George F. Pelham Jr., whose 1120 Fifth Avenue stand a few blocks south. The removal of ornamental balconies and a portion of the Fifth Avenue cornice have compromised an otherwise pleasant design. The building is notable for featuring wood-burning fireplaces.
Designed by Emery Roth and constructed by Bing & Bing in 1926, 1133 Fifth Avenue sports a dignified water tower disguised as a campanile in the manner of its neighbor to the south at 1125 Fifth.
Possibly the finest Colonial Revival house in New York, Delano & Aldrich’s Willard Straight Mansion at 1130 Fifth Avenue was completed in 1913 and shows the firm at its very best in terms of mixing a classical vocabulary with a fresh sense of scale and juxtaposition. The porthole windows along the uppermost floor are especially… Continue reading
A nicely detailed brick and limestone tower with a water tower enclosure designed to resemble an Italian Campanile, 1125 Fifth Avenue is a handsome addition to the streetscape. The building was completed in 1925 and contains only one apartment per its 16 floors.