The Dakota: A History of the World's Best-Known Apartment Building
Num Pages: 224 pages. BIC Classification: 1KBBEY; AMK. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 215 x 290 x 27. Weight in Grams: 1244. . 2015. Hardcover. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9781616894375
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The first true luxury apartment house built in New York City, more than 130 years ago, the Dakota is still the gold standard against which all other apartment buildings are weighed. Historian Andrew Alpern tells the fascinating story of how the Dakota came to be, how Singer sewing magnate Edward Clarke dared to build an apartment building luxurious enough to coax the city's wealthy from their mansions downtown for ultra-modern living on what was then the swamplands of the Upper West Side. Redrawn plans of the entire building, published here for the first time, show how Clarke created apartments glamorous enough that they made living under a shared roof as acceptable in Manhattan as it already was in Europe's grand capitals, forever revolutionizing apartment life in New York City.
This internationally renowned building is now accessible to us all?at least in print, if not in its ultraprivate and well-guarded reality.
About the Author: Alpern is the author of nine previous books on Manhattan's architecture.
Title: The Dakota: A History of the World's ...
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
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