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30 East 76th Street

Southeast corner at Madison Avenue

30 East 76th Street;

30 East 76th Street

By Carter B. Horsley

Madison Avenue is generally best known for its boutiques and not its architecture. The avenue, however, actually has a nice collection of mid-rise, pre-war buildings with quite distinctive, copper roofs.

This handsome but and modest 15-story structure, erected in 1925, is just such an example as it has a tall, pitched roof. It was converted in 1985 to a condominium and it has only 16 apartments, which gives it a degree of exclusivity commensurate with its prime location across from the main entrance to the Carlyle Hotel, one of the city's most elegant.


This location is very convenient to many of the city's most famous boutiques and several important cultural institutions. There are also several religious institutions and schools in the area.

The façade of the redbrick building has subtle piers that lend the structure a strong sense of verticality and its top is nicely sculpted with some terraces. The building has an attractive lobby and a doorman but no balconies, no sidewalk landscaping and no garage.

A local subway station is nearby at 77th Street and Lexington close to Lenox Hill Hospital. There is good cross-town bus service on 79th Street.

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