This large, red-brick, rental
apartment tower was designed by Davis, Brody for The Related Companies
and completed in 1986.
It is one of the few buildings
in Manhattan with a major curve, which provides many apartments
with very broad bay windows. The developer also used a similar,
but much larger, curve for another major development nearby, the
Monterey at 175 East 96th Street (see The
City Review article) that was designed by Costas Kondylis
and completed in 1992.
This 31-story building has
a health club and pool, a garage, a children's room, a bicycle
room, a doorman, a concierge, a recreation room and sundeck, a
private garden, video security and it permits small dogs.
Its tower is flanked by
low-rise bases on the avenue and the sidestreet and the building's
red-brick facade nicely complements the large Ruppert Plaza development
a couple of blocks south on the avenue.
A subway station is at Lexington
and 96th Street and cross-town bus service is also available on
96th Street. The building overlooks the Carnegie Hill neighborhood,
one of the most desirable in the city, to the west and this area
became very lively in the mid-90's as there are many restaurants
and nice shops in the vicinity.
The corner entrance is highlighted by glass
blocks. The building has discrete air-conditioners and its red-brick
of the facades is particular rich in color. The low-rise sections
of the development provide more light and air for the tower's