Monday, July 27, 2009
☞ ARCHITECTURE: The Paterno
Of all the adjacent Riverside Drive prewar buildings above West 110th Street, the colosseum-like Paterno is probably one of the most striking. This turn of the century building, located at West 116th Street, holds court on the block between Claremont Avenue and Riverside Drive. The elegant curve of the building entrance faces east while the western Riverside Drive facade has a built-in, circular driveway for carriages and buggies alike. Another feature unique to the building is the three-story coppery water tower shed that alludes to the roof of a French chateau. Take the 1 train to 116th Street and walk west towards Riverside Drive.