Life at the Top

New York’s Most Exceptional Apartment Buidings



ISBN: 9780865653405 Category:

Kirk Henckels, Anne Walker


An insider’s tour of New York City’s top buildings and most extraordinary apartments

What are New York City’s best apartment buildings? Before 1900, it was the Dakota and the Osborne; soon after came McKim, Mead & White’s 998 Fifth and the ultrasoign. 820 Fifth Avenue. The roaring twenties produced true luxury: 740 Park Avenue, the art deco-inspired River House, and Rosario Candela’s extraordinary 778 and 720 Park Avenue. Today, the city’s skyline sparkles with palatial new buildings, such as Robert A. M. Stern’s 15 Central Park West, Richard Meier’s glass-walled Perry Street towers, and 432 Park Avenue, New York’s tallest residential building. Kirk Henckels and Anne Walker, real estate and architectural insiders, chronicle the fortunes and features of 15 outstanding apartment houses with a wealth of vintage and new photography and architectural plans, and show off select apartments as they look today, designed by top interior designers.

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Weight 2196 g
Dimensions 24.4 x 31.2 cm
Publisher name The Vendome Press
Publication date 1 October 2017
Number of pages 312
Format Hardback
Dimensions 24.4 x 31.2 cm
Weight 2196 g


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Kirk Henckels is vice chairman of Stribling & Associates, the distinguished residential brokerage, and author of the Stribling Report.

Anne Walker is the coauthor (with Peter Pennoyer) of five architectural monographs.

Photographer Michel Arnaud's books include Made to Measure and Detroit: The Dream Is Now. He is a frequent contributor to House & Garden, Harper's Bazaar, House Beautiful, and Paris Match