A pleasant Beaux Arts building, 1255 Fifth Avenue was built in 1925. The penthouse came later, rather obviously. The building is H-shaped, arranged around a light-well. This is not immediately evident from Fifth Avenue.
Originally a rental building built in 1928 to designs by Emery Roth, 1200 Fifth Avenue was converted to a condominium residence in 2004. Somewhat overshadowed by the Mt. Sinai complex, it is enlivened by trickles of Spanish Renaissance ornament.
A year later, J.E.R. Carpenter followed 1923’s 1148 Fifth with 1150 Fifth Avenue, completed in 1924 to similar specifications.
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… Continue reading
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.