Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Upper East Side, Madison Avenue at 66th Street

Mary Sargent © 2008 …...….. click to enlarge

The photo below is 66th Street at Madison.

Mary Sargent © 2008 …….. click to enlarge

This building is known only as 45 East 66th Street and was built in 1908 as an apartment building with two 12-13 room apartments on each floor. As of 1988, when this Streetscapes column was written, a "handful" survived intact. The column concerns the major restoration done in 1988 to restore the façade to its original form.

The AIA Guide to New York City describes it thusly: "Two glassy 10-story walls of 12 over 12 double-hung windows intersect in a magnificent cylinder of even more windows, making this one of the city's grandest facades."

See map.

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