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These Luxury Buildings Tell Their Own Story of New York City’s Past and Present

April 20, 2022

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The combination of New York City’s landmarked buildings and rich architectural history provides an unparalleled opportunity for design inspiration. Paying homage to the city’s history, architectural firms take into consideration a building’s environment when designing its facade and overall exterior. With design steeped in New York City history, the new buildings listed below tell their own unique story of New York City’s past and present.

Robert A.M Stern Architects-designed 200 East 83rd is an ode to the Upper East Side’s architectural romance. The tower’s traditional masonry façade of hand-laid Indiana limestone is embossed with wildflowers that were native to the area. The design team wanted to pay homage to this historic location by memorializing these now extinct New York flowers in a way that would provoke people to want to learn more. These details are carved around the building’s elegant custom-brushed blackened nickel front door. Expanding on the classic Upper East Side tradition, the building also features sculpted railings that echo the street’s treelined greenery.