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993 Park Avenue

Southeast corner at 84th Street

993 Park Avenue

By Carter B. Horsley

This well-proportioned and attractive Italian-Renaissance-palazzo-style apartment building was erected in 1915 by Bing & Bing and designed by Robert T. Lyons, whose other Park Avenue buildings are 955 and 1155.

The 13-story building, which has a large green cornice, was converted to a cooperative in 1960 and has 51 apartments.

993 Park Avenue entrance

It has considerable "light and air" because it is across the avenue from the Roman Catholic Church of St. Ignatius Loyola and its school and related facilities.

The building, which has a two-story-high, limestone base, has sidewalk landscaping and lanterns that flank its entrance, which is one of the few on the avenue with a revolving door.

The building, which has no garage and no health club, is not far from to the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Fifth Avenue and there are other schools and religious institutions nearby. Cross-town buses run on 86th Street and an express subway station is at Lexington Avenue and 86th Street.

 

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