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The Normandy

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The Normandy, at 140 Riverside Drive and 86th Street, is a luxury residential cooperative apartment building in Manhattan, New York City. It is one of the city's best Art Deco buildings, and the last of the great twin-towered apartment houses built by architect Emery Roth; it was in The Normandy that Roth chose to live in his retirement years. The AIA Guide to New York City comments on the building's "senuous curves".

A 1978 review of Roth's work by architecture critic Paul Goldberger in the New York Times commented that

the Roth firm took on modernism slowly – the Normandy apartments of 1938 at 140 Riverside Drive have an Art Deco-like base, but the ornamental housing for the water tower lurches back suddenly to the Italian Renaissance. There were a few other such schizophrenic [Roth] designs from the 30's and buildings such as 930 Fifth Avenue and 875 Fifth Avenue of 1940 show a gradual disappearance of the old ornament.

The Normandy is a New York City landmark.

References

The Normandy Wikipedia


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