825 Fifth Avenue

Perhaps J.E.R. Carpenter’s most striking residential project, 825 Fifth Avenue is a 23-story tower with a dramatically pitched red tile roof and contains 66 apartments.  An imposing presence when glimpsed from the park or Madison Avenue (as shown here), it is equally handsome at the street level. The building was completed in 1926.

810 Fifth Avenue

The southernmost of the Beaux Arts apartment houses that dominate this stretch of Central Park, 810 Fifth Avenue is also one of the most exclusive.  Consisting of only 12 residences including a multi-story penthouse, the building was completed in 1926 to plans by J.E.R. Carpenter, one of the leading apartment house architects of the day;… Continue reading