By Carter B. Horsley
This pleasant, 21-story apartment building
was one of the first to be erected on Fifth Avenue after World
War II. It was developed by Sam Minskoff & Sons.
Across the park from the boat pond in Central
Park, the building has a wonderful, highly desirable location
and great views from many apartments.
The 92-unit building, which was designed by
Sylvan Bien, was erected 1949-1951 and converted to a condominium in 1983. The building,
which has a white-brick facade over a three-story limestone base,
has an elegant, sunken lobby, designed by Dorothy Draper, a doorman,
a concierge and elevator persons.
Over the years, many of its balconies on the
avenue have been enclosed. The building has both discrete and
protruding air-conditioners and a very handsome polished gray stone two-story
entrance surround and a garage.