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570 Park Avenue

Southwest corner at 63rd Street

570 Park Avenue

By Carter B. Horsley

This very attractive and elegant apartment building was erected in 1916 and converted to a cooperative in 1923.

The 13-story building was designed by Emery Roth, the architect of such major New York landmarks as the Ritz Tower at 475 Park Avenue and the San Remo and Beresford apartment buildings on Central Park West.

The design represented a change in Roth’s style to a more refined classicism, here with English influences.

The red-brick building, which has a two-story white marble base and a considerable amount of terracotta decoration on its facades, is a very handsome and contextual neighbor to the Georgian-style Colony Club on the northwest corner at 62nd Street. This building has 52 apartments. The 5th floor of the facade is particularly nice with rectangular elements between the windows, a treatment that surprisingly is not repeated at the top floor where it would make up for the rather small cornice.

This section of Park Avenue is very desirable because it has several very handsome low-rise buildings and churches that make it architecturally quite interesting and also provides more open views. It is also very close to midtown and convenient to many fashionable boutiques and restaurants along Madison Avenue and is not too far from Central Park.

The building has a sidestreet, canopied entrance with a doorman and concierge and a large lobby. The building has no garage, no sundeck and no health club.

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