1200 Park 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.

930 Fifth Avenue

Built in 1940 and designed by Emery Roth, 930 Fifth Avenue presents a more cautious take on the Baroque flamboyance of the architect’s Central Park West buildings.  Here delicate Spanish Renaissance terra cotta frames upper stories rather in the manner of Roth’s 24 Fifth Avenue; a central tower conceals the water tank.  The marble Art… Continue reading

39 Fifth Avenue

Built in 1922, 39 Fifth Avenue is the second building in this district by Emory Roth. Like Roth’s later building at 24 Fifth to the south, the style is nominally Spanish Renaissance, handled in an engagingly droll manner.  The terra cotta faux loggia and mock-heraldic coat of arms make for a welcome splash of color… Continue reading

24 Fifth Avenue

Breaking with the red brick architecture that dominates these blocks, 24 Fifth Avenue is an elaborate confection of Spanish Renaissance-inspired terra cotta. Architect Emery Roth’s great Central Park West buildings include the twin and triple-towered fantasies of the San Remo and the Beresford: in comparison to those structures, 24 Fifth is almost subdued.  In comparison… Continue reading