Event host: Friends of the Upper East Side Historic Districts
Life at the Top: a Book Talk

Life at the Top: New York’s Most Exceptional Apartment Buildings

Authors Kirk Henckels and Anne Walker of Life at the Top: New York’s Most Exceptional Apartment Buildings will take us through the evolution of the luxury Manhattan residence from the Victorian and Beaux Arts townhouses of the late 19th century into the elaborate, service-laden apartment buildings of the 20th and 21st centuries. The rise of the luxury apartment building began at the end of the 19th century with the Dakota and Osborne and exploded in the 1920s with such buildings as 960 Fifth Avenue, 740 Park Avenue and River House on the Upper East Side.  Now, in the 21st century, we have seen a shift in the paradigm of luxury residential living to extremely tall modern towers with an abundance of services and sports facilities, especially in midtown and downtown locations. Join us at a private Park Avenue residence inside a Rosario Candela masterpiece as we chronicle how these luxury apartments evolved over the last 130 years in terms of architecture, interior design, layout and location.  

Wednesday, March 21st
6:30 p.m.
775 Park Avenue

FRIENDS members only, Space is limited, RSVP required

To verify your current membership status, please call 212-535-2526 or email us at [email protected].

This program is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Member Ticket $0.00 Sold Out

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For questions regarding this event contact Sara Kamillatos
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 2125352526

3/21/2018 6:30 PM to 3/21/2018 8:30 PM
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775 Park Avenue
775 Park Avenue
New York, New York 10021