This 21-story building was
erected in 1961, the year the city enacted a major new Zoning
Resolution to encourage more public spaces.
Given its superb location
close to many of the most exclusive and glamorous buildings on
the avenue, this simple, glazed-white-brick cooperative did not
win a lot of kudos from architecture critics. In his book, "Park
Avenue, Street of Dreams," (Atheneum, 1990), James Trager
maintains that this building was "perpetrated by H. I. Feldman,"
and "replaced two tenement houses, one of which had, in turn,
replaced three stables."
While it is completely out
of context with its neighbors, it, of course, has very nice and
attractive neighbors, which make its 74 apartments quite desirable.
The building has some angled
terraces, a doorman, an attractive lobby, a one-story polished
black granite base, and sidewalk landscaping. It has no health
club and no sundeck.