Wednesday, October 5, 2011

☞ ARCHITECTURE: Modern on East 129th Street

Another interesting structure on upper Fifth Avenue can be found just slightly east on 129th Street.  The multi-family, newish construction stands out amongst the townhouse neighbors but appears to have been originally designed to somewhat blend in.  Symmetry had been planned at some point but bay windows might have been too much on the budget so those sections were bricked over.  The windows on the lower level and upper level somehow ended up not matching and the same can be said about those exterior air conditioning units.  There is a lot going on out front of this facade and a little more balance in the proportion of the portals would have really helped it along.

3 comments:

  1. Central Harlem AnonymousOctober 5, 2011 at 11:45 AM

    I believe that is the ugliest building in Harlem, down to the bricks with the odd swoosh shapes gouged into them.

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  2. I also agree on it's ugliness. What were they thinking when they installed that caged fence on the roof, it makes it look like a correctional facility!!

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  3. maybe they have a basketball court up on the roof?

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