This straightforward, attractive
condominium apartment building is part of a crop of new buildings
along Broadway that sprang up in the 1980's that made an effort
to relate to the existing architectural context.
Designed by Schuman, Lichtenstein,
Claman & Efron, this rather boxy, 17-story is typical of much
construction of the period: clean-cut, simple and efficient. The
architects have thrown in a number of bay windows and chamfered
corner windows to add some interest.
The 213-unit building has
a sundeck, storage space, a bicycle room, concierge, video security
and valet service and was designed for people who do not need
large apartments, want the standard package of "luxury"
amenities" and enjoy the ambiance of the Upper West Side
and Broadway and value the economics of an address this far uptown.
The developers were William Zeckendorf Jr., Jerome Chatzky and
Ernest S. Alson.