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1120 Fifth Avenue

Northeast corner at 93rd Street

1120 Fifth Avenue, center, 1115 Fifth Avenue, right

By Carter B. Horsley

This handsome, 15-story apartment house was built as a cooperative in 1924 and the following year its virtual twin was completed directly across 93rd Street, 1115 Fifth Avenue.

Both buildings were designed by J. E. R. Carpenter, the leading designer of luxury apartment buildings in New York City in his generation. Anthony Campagna was the developer of both buildings.

1120 Fifth Avenue, center, is very similar to 1115 Fifth Avenue, right

This building was 44 apartments and 1115 Fifth Avenue, shown at the right in the above photograph, has 41 apartments. The main difference between the two is that 1115 has arched mouldings above its second and 11th floor windows while this one has regular windows and a Fifth Avenue entrance with large arched windows flanking the entrance shown below while 1115 has a sidestreet entrance.

1120 Fifth Avenue entrance

The building has attractive sidewalk landscaping and a large lobby that runs parallel to the avenue. The building has a maisonette apartment on the sidestreet. Its Carnegie Hill neighborhood is very convenient to many private schools and museums. This part of Upper Fifth Avenue is very pleasant and quiet. Many attractive restaurants and boutiques are nearby on Madison Avenue. The building has a doorman but no garage.

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