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Manhattan Classic

New York's Finest Prewar Apartments

Geoffrey Lynch


Available for the Kindle at amazon.com.

     9 × 12 in (22.9 × 30.5 cm)
Hardcover
224 pages
200 color illustrations, 175 b/w illustrations
Imprint: PAPress
Publication date: 04/15/2014
Rights: World
ISBN: 9781616891671


The Dakota. The Apthorp. The San Remo. The names of these legendary New York apartment buildings evoke images of marble-lined lobbies, uniformed doormen, and sunlit penthouses with sweeping Central Park views. Built from the 1880s through 1930s, classic prewar apartments were designed to lure townhouse dwellers reluctant to share a roof with other families. Billed as private mansions in the sky, they promised a charmed Manhattan lifestyle of elegance and luxury. Manhattan Classic takes readers on a lavishly illustrated guided tour of eighty-five of the most coveted buildings in New York. Author Geoffrey Lynch provides capsule histories, equal parts architectural and social history, of the most celebrated examples, with anecdotes about well-known residents and essential information about notable features. This gorgeous coffee table book is an indispensible resource for apartment hunters, real estate and design professionals, and anyone fascinated by the grace and glamour of prewar style.
  • Includes a Manhattan street map locating each building, exterior photographs, sample floor plans, and full-color shots of furnished interiors
  • Features biographies of key architects and indexes listing 500 top buildings, organized by neighborhood and architect
  • A colorful cross section of New York society past and present make cameo appearances, from Ginger Rogers and gangster Meyer Lansky to Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas, who were famously turned down in their bid to purchase an apartment at The Dakota


Geoffrey Lynch is a partner at the New York-based H3 Hardy Collaboration Architecture<

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