“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

New York in New York County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Manhattan House

Manhattan House Marker image. Click for full size.
By R. C.
1. Manhattan House Marker
Inscription.  The New York Life Insurance Company commissioned the architects Mayer & Whittesley and Skidmore, Owings & Merrill to design Manhattan House in 1951. The building reflects the theories of Le Corbusier, the renowned 20th Century French architect. One of the first multiple dwellings to attempt "an indoor-outdoor synthesis" through the integration of large windows and projecting balconies, this distinguished white brick apartment building generated considerable media attention and in 1952 received an award from the New York Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. Manhattan House attracted many prominent residents, including Benny Goodman, Grace Kelly and architect Gordon Bunshaft. This modern-style apartment house still stands as one of the most distinguished examples of housing built in New York City since the Second World War.
Erected 2008 by New York Landmarks Preservation Foundation.
Location. 40° 45.933′ N, 73° 57.783′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Touch for map. Marker is
Manhattan House Marker image. Click for full size.
By R. C.
2. Manhattan House Marker
Plaque is on the Northwest corner of building.
at or near this postal address: 200 East 66th Street, New York NY 10021, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 131 East 66th Street (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lexington School for the Deaf (approx. 0.2 miles away); Andy Warhol (approx. ¼ mile away); 45 East 66th Street (approx. 0.3 miles away); John Steinbeck (approx. 0.3 miles away); Charles Evans Hughes (approx. 0.3 miles away); John Vliet Lindsay (approx. 0.3 miles away); Eglise Française du St. Esprit (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 2, 2008, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 865 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 2, 2008, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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