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Manhattan House

 
 
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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 at or near this postal address: 200 East 66th Street, New York NY 10021, United States of America.
 
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);
Manhattan House Marker image. Click for full size.
By R. C.
2. Manhattan House Marker
Plaque is on the Northwest corner of building.
Lexington School for the Deaf (approx. 0.2 miles away); Andy Warhol (approx. 0.3 miles away); Charles Evans Hughes (approx. 0.3 miles away); John Vliet Lindsay (approx. 0.3 miles away); Eglise Franšaise du St. Esprit (approx. 0.3 miles away); Theodore Roosevelt Lived Here (approx. 0.4 miles away); Thaddeus Kosciuszko (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
 
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