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212 5th Avenue, NoMad, New York
212 Fifth Avenue is an iconic neo-Gothic early sky-scraper newly converted to forty eight exceptional two, three and four bedroom condominium residences.
In 1912, developers Johnson-Kahn commission renowned New York architects Schwartz and Gross to design a new commercial building on the coveted site. Prolific in Renaissance and Neo-Classical façades, Schwartz and Gross choose the dramatic Neo-Medieval style for 212 Fifth Avenue.
The Neo-Medieval style had quickly spread throughout Europe and was now creating undeniable character and texture in New York. Underneath the embellishments, an innovative 20th century steel skeleton enables the new icon’s height. Likely influenced by the Woolworth Building, 212 Fifth Avenue also employs steel for support and joins the cool crowd as one of New York’s first skyscrapers.
Twenty four stories tall. Powerful verticality. Dignified limestone. All supported by the beautiful bones of an ingenious steel frame that allows for high ceilings with a minimum of view-interrupting columns. Initially created for commercial use, 212 Fifth Avenue’s sprawling, open floor plans and oversized, light-inviting windows offer an inspiring loft-like, blank slate for residential use. Gracing the pinnacle of the building — a striking crenellated parapet.
Building amenities include: Lobby with 24 hour doorman, concierge and cold storage. Fitness center by The Wright Fit, with adjoining yoga studio and treatment room. Playroom and separate game room, both with age appropriate equipment. Residents lounge, adjoining dining/meeting room with catering kitchen, screening room and valet parking.