Barbizon Hotel for Women

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

140 East 63rd Street

ARCHITECT: Murgatroyd & Ogden

DATE: 1927-29

STYLE: North Italian Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance

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Designated 4/17/2012

Designed by the prominent hotel specialists Murgatroyd & Ogden, the 23-story Barbizon Hotel is an excellent representative of the 1920s apartment hotel building, and is notable for the high quality of its design. Its vigorous stepped-back massing reflects the influence of the 1916 zoning resolution.

The Barbizon’s design is distinguished by the complex arrangement of setbacks and recessed courts, which create subtle transitions between the various elements of the design, and by the masterful handling of its eclectic mixture of North Italian Romanesque, Gothic, and Renaissance ornament. The richness of the building’s exterior brickwork that varies considerably in hue and texture, the careful proportioning of its details, and its dramatically massed roofline with its 18th story Gothic arcades and chapel-like crown have also won critical acclaim.

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

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