1212 5th Ave vs. 1280 Fifth AvenueThe two buildings up for comparison for this week in the Upper East Side are just blocks away from one another sitting North Carnegie Hill’s prestigious Fifth Avenue.

Originally a design of the Blum brothers, George and Edwin, the condominium building at 1212 Fifth Avenue had its renovation designed by S. Russell Groves. This classic, pre-war, completely restored building lies perfectly at the intersection of Museum Mile, Central Park, and Fifth Avenue.

Also referred to as One Museum Mile, 1280 Fifth Avenue was designed by an architect team including Robert A. M. Stern. Residences sit atop the most recent component of Museum Mile, the Museum for African Art.

Address: 1212 Fifth Avenue                          Address: 1280 Fifth Avenue

Year Built: 1926                                             Year Built: 2011

Year Converted: 2013

Floors: 15                                                        Floors: 19

Apartments: 55                                               Apartments: 116

Pros: Near Central Park, Gallery entrance      Pros: Pool, Roof deck, Views, Close to Central Park

Cons: No roof deck, No balconies                  Cons: No balconies, Far from restaurants

Ariel Dagan (5 Posts)

Ariel Dagan is an Upper East Side apartment specialist working at Keller Williams NYC. Ariel has sold numerous high end luxury apartments throughout his career.

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