A shared ethos and set of standards existed among the great architects of prewar Manhattan.
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The Quest for Perfection
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Hello! My name is David Lubell. This is my personal blog, a forum for me to talk about my passion for prewar buildings in NYC and related subjects. If any views are expressed here, they are mine, unless clearly presented as coming from someone else. You can read a little bit more about me here and find out why I love prewar architecture.
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This is one of the most prestigious apartment buildings in New York below 42nd Street — and a rare prewar condo to boot. Facing Abingdon Square...
If you'd like to discuss anything, one-on-one, related to architecture and real estate of New York, please feel free to email me directly: dlubell [at] elliman.com
There was a commonly accepted idea among residential architects of the prewar era about what constituted gracious family living in those days relative to the requisite…
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I am in no specific way associated with any building I present or discuss. I just love the architecture discussed here and want to share that excitement with anyone who cares to stop by and look. Over time, I hope to include information on many more buildings, architects and books along with my opinions on related topics. The omission of any building on this site should not be construed to mean a lack of interest in that building. I just may not have gotten to it yet.
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