This very attractive, beige-and-dark-brown-brick,
35-story apartment tower was erected in 1987 and has 256 rental
It occupies a very prominent
corner in the Yorkville neighborhood and has considerable "light-and-air"
because two of the three other corners at this intersection are
low-rise and the third is an apartment tower set back in a plaza.
The building has a stainless-steel
entrance marquee, a doorman, a two-story limestone base, nice
retail spaces. It has no sidewalk landscaping, no balconies, no
garage and no health club, but has many corner windows, excellent
local shopping and public transportation.
It is close to many of the
private schools and cultural and religious institutions of the
Carnegie Hill neighborhood and close to many other luxury apartment
towers. There are numerous good restaurants and food stores and
several movie theaters in the vicinity.
It is also close to a post
office and a fire engine company and there is considerable traffic
in this lively location.
The south facade of the
tower has an indented center section that is faced with a dark-brown
brick in contrast with the rest of the tower's beige-brick facades.
The indentation and the different color brick and the fine proportions
of the tower makes it considerably more attractive than some other
nearby towers, such as Claridge House at 201 East 87th Street
(see The City Review article).