Between East 71st Street & East 72nd Street
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This 19-story apartment building was designed in 1940 by Sylvan Bien and it was reported in 2008 to be being converted to condominiums.
It is distinguished by its very handsome, circular rooftop watertank enclosure.
The red-brick building has a four-story stone base, and some of its upper terraces have stone cornice lines and the building’s top floor has attractive pediments.
The building is directly across the avenue from 740 Park Avenue, one of the city’s most prestigious pre-war apartment buildings and it is half a block north of the prestigious Asia Society.
It has a canopied entrance on the avenue where its frontage is quite massive, but its sidestreet façade has several piers that modulate its mass, which is also punctuated by protruding window air-conditioners, a good example of how such "punctuation" can in fact be attractive and add considerable visual interest to a large bulk of a building.
The building’s location is prime Upper East Side as it is two blocks from the Corrado cafe and Swifty’s restaurant on Lexington Avenue and two blocks to the east of the Frick collection and one block east of the boutiques on Madison Avenue.
There is a local subway station at 68th Street and Lexington Avenue where is also where Garnet’s, one of the city’s most famous liquor stores is location.
Other buildings by Sylvan Bien included 605, 710 and 1199 Park Avenue, 860, 922 and 1050 Fifth Avenue, and the Schwab House on Riverside Drive at 73rd...
Features & Amenities
- FT Doorman
- Hi Rise
- Pre War
- Two blocks from The Frick Collection
- One block from Madison Avenue boutiques
- One block south of cross-town bus service
- Two blocks from Corrado coffee and pastry shop
- Across from 740 Park Avenue
- Near Asia House and Union Club
- Handsome, red-brick, pre-war building
- Considerable traffic
- Many apartments
- Protruding air-conditioners
- No garage