The Real Deal New York

Architecture Review: Robert A.M. Stern creates an instant classic on the Upper East Side

Upcoming residential building on East End Avenue evokes Park Avenue structures of 1920s

February 12, 2015 05:10PM
By James Gardner

From left: Robert AM Stern and 20 East End Avenue

From left: Robert A.M. Stern and renderings of 20 East End Avenue (credit: Robert A.M. Stern)

From the February issue: It has often been observed that there is a quality that distinguishes the architecture of New York City from that of all other cities. The late Frank Williams, who designed 20 buildings in Manhattan from the 1980s into the new millennium, used to call this quality “New Yorkism.” He was referring mostly to pre-war buildings, whose style he evoked in his own work. [more]

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    There is no 880 Park Avenue. Which building could he be talking about? I like these reviews but is anyone else reading them?!