Now I’m not exactly a huge fan of all of the recent residential developments cropping up around NYC (some of them are truly eyesores, and most of them are incredibly pricy), but I am a sucker for the city’s architectural past. Some of the views afforded to tenants occupying these newer buildings are simply breathtaking. Check out more from The New York Times.
“Through the first decades of the 20th century, architects generally had the belief that the entire building should be designed, from sidewalk to summit,” said Carol Willis, an architectural historian and founder and director of the Skyscraper Museum. “Elaborate ornament was an integral part of both architectural design and the practice of building industry.”
In the examples that we share with you below, some of this lofty ornamentation is now available for view thanks to new residential developments that have recently come to market.
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