The 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