If You Build It They Will Come
Missing the Landmark
Big sodas may be history, but wealthy New Yorkers are demanding ever bigger apartments. More, more, more!
Manhattan House, that white brick behemoth on East 66th Street, is only too happy to oblige. The landmarked building, inching along in its conversion to luxury condos, has developed five new spacious layouts.
“People like space, people want space and if they can afford it, why not?” said Loretta Shanahan Bradbury, director of sales at Manhattan House. “It’s not necessarily the number of people living in the apartment. It’s just what they want, and if it’s what they can afford, that’s what they’re buying.”
What is a landmark?
Determining that is the job of the city commission bearing that name, and yesterday it decreed that 510 Fifth Avenue, built in 1954 as a five-story marquee bank branch for Manufacturers Trust (later Manufacturers of Hanover, later Chase Manhattan), was so worthy of preservation that not only should its exterior be Read More
Love It or Lever It:
Mod Boîte Makes Waves
So which side are you on-do you love it or hate it? Since it opened last fall in Gordon Bunshaft’s modernist green glass tower on Park Avenue, Lever House restaurant has generated almost as much controversy as the building itself when it went up in Read More