47 East 91st Street
Northeast corner at Madison Avenue
47 East 91st Street from the southeast
By Carter B. Horsley
Tamarkin Co. purchased the
air-rights above an existing
one-story Citibank in Carnegie Hill to construct a new apartment tower
the operating bank. The resulting ten-story, 45,000 square foot
composed of seven full-floor, 4,000 square foot apartments and a 6,000
foot duplex penthouse rising above the single-story base.
CT Architect was
commissioned to design the building and Platt Byard Dovell was the
The architects created an
elegantly composed exterior
that is a modern interpretation of the classic Upper
East Side apartment houses that line Park Avenue and Fifth Avenue.
Buff-colored sand-cast bricks are used for the primary facades with
detailing at the base and steel casement windows are used throughout.
crafted interiors include white-oak herringbone floors, plaster
oil-rubbed bronze hardware.
47 East 91st Street was the first new residential
building to be approved by the New York City Landmarks Commission in
Hill in over 50 years. The finished spaces commanded the highest-ever
per-square-foot prices for the neighborhood.
The building is diagonally across the avenue from Zabar's and is close
to many private schools.