Dakota Apartments

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

1 West 72nd Street

ARCHITECT: Henry J. Hardenbergh

DATE: 1880-84

STYLE: German Renaissance

German Renaissance Manhattan Upper West Side

Designated 2/11/1969

Clearly unique in its architectural character in New York, the Dakota, the City’s first luxury apartment house, continue s to be a conversation piece. This imposing structure of eight stories with attic refIects the romanticism of the German Renaissance style and combines a superb blend of formalism and picturesqueness into a unified composition, with dignity and serenity.

The design of each elevation is treated in an individual manner, without repetition or symmetry inhibiting the free use of an historical style. Monumental in scale and impressive in appearance, this building, massively constructed of yellow colored brick with stone trim and terra cotta ornament, has the indestructible quality and undeniable grandeur reminiscent of a large, European chateau. It was designed by Henry J. Hardenbergh, who later designed the Plaza Hotel .

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

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