949 Park Avenue, 985 Park Avenue, 1055 Park Avenue

C3D Architecture, 2008-11 – NYC HD, NR-D
Costas Kondylis and Partners, 2005-08 – NYC HD, NR-D
Kohn, Pedersen, Fox Associates with H. Thomas O’Hara, 2005-09 – NYC HD, NR-D

On the east side of Park Avenue, three new apartment buildings were constructed in the late 2000s and early 2010s. Because they were all built on small lots, having replaced low-rise 19th century buildings, they are strikingly similar in their tall and narrow footprints, as well as in their glassy materiality. Another new building, designed by Barry Rice Architects, began construction in 2013 at 1110 Park Avenue. While some find them to be stark intrusions, others believe these buildings represent the latest chapter in the avenue’s history.