865 Park Avenue, 925 Park Avenue

Pollard & Steinem, 1907-08 – NYC HD
Delano & Aldrich, 1907-08)– NYC HD, NR-D

As the first tall apartment buildings to be constructed on Park Avenue, 865 and 925 Park Avenue set the standard for the avenue’s principal building type. Both designed in the Renaissance Revival style, the buildings share similar architectural features, such as rusticated stone bases, buff-colored brick, decorative metalwork and projecting cornices. Their heights, which are also similar (12 stories for 865 Park Avenue and 14 stories for 925 Park Avenue), set the precedent that formed Park Avenue’s now iconic street wall.