Monthly Archives: September 2010

Lescaze House, Turtle Bay, NYC

At 211 East 48th Street, one block down from the Morris Sanders Studio and Apartment is the William Lescaze House. According to the Landmarks Preservation Commission this is the first modern style residence in New York City, although it is … Continue reading

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Morris B. Sanders House, Turtle Bay, NYC

Although it seems by its date to far precede the rest of this blog, the Morris B. Sanders House, or Morris B. Sanders Studio & Apartment as it was listed when designated as a local landmark last year, definitely fits … Continue reading

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Permanent Mission of Zimbabwe to the United Nations, Midtown, NYC

Located at 128 East 56th Street in Midtown. Constructed in 1955, but possibly altered later, according to Department of Building records. Thanks to Tim for alerting me that this building existed!

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Bubble Window House, Upper East Side, NYC

This house at 251 East 71st Street is featured in the recently released Fifth Edition of the AIA Guide to New York City. According to the guide the house was altered around 1975. And according to this recent article, the … Continue reading

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Venezuelan Mission to the UN, Turtle Bay, NYC

This building is at 335 East 46th Street just across the street from the main United Nations complex. Built in 1965 by architecture firm Adams & Woodbridge for the Girls Scouts of America. Woodbridge has also been featured on this … Continue reading

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Not So Mundane: Philip Johnson Residence, Midtown, NYC

Continuing in the Philip Johnson vein is the Philip Johnson residence from 1950 at 242 East 52nd Street. Johnson designed this simple structure in 1950 as a guest house for guests of the Rockefeller family and they donated it to … Continue reading

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Russell Sage Foundation, Midtown, NYC

The Russell Sage Foundation inhabits this striking building at 112 East 64th Street in Midtown, which was designed by Philip Johnson in 1958. It was the original location of the Asia Society which John D. Rockefeller 3rd founded in 1956 … Continue reading

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New Posts Coming Soon!

Sorry for the delay. I’ve been busy. New posts coming in the next two weeks. Thanks for reading.

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