By Carter B. Horsley
A handsome tower that is as just about as good
as the fine pre-war apartment towers that it emulates, Trafalgar
House is sedate and dignified and one of the city's best Post-Modern
A fine detail is the corner limestone trim
of the base, which reduces in size as it ascends, a rather original
With its handsome red brick and limestone trim,
the tower rises with setbacks a relatively modest 31 floors with
nice Italian-Renaissance-style detailing. An article by Joseph
Giovannini in the October 13, 1986 edition of The New York
Times said that its "associations are so genteel and
the building so urbanistically polite that the building hardly
seems "as tall as it is." It has only 100 condominium
apartments. Although it does not have a garage, or a health club,
it does offer an atrium lounge with catering service, a nursery
and valet services.
Kohn, Pedersen, Fox Associates, one of the
nation's premier architectural firms for office buildings since
the late 1970's, designed the tower for Allan Boardman.
Seventieth Street has long been one of the
city's supreme residential blocks and this tower, which opened
in 1986, in no way diminishes that prestige.