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140 West 57th Street Studio Building

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Identification

140 West 57th Street Studio Building
The Beaufort, 134-140 West 57th Street, 134 West 57th Street
136000

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Structure in General

high-rise building
existing [completed]

Usages

residential commercial office

Facts

  • The 140 West 57th Street Studio Building, along with its almost identical neighbor at 130 West 57th Street, was built in a prime location, on a wide cross-town street, with other artists' studios, the Art Students League, Carnegie Hall, and many other nearby sites devoted to art and music.
  • The duplex arrangement of the building allowed for seven double-height stories facing the street, with twelve stories in the rear, and was popular with artists and non-artists alike for the abundant amount of space it provided.
  • The artists' studio building type was developed early in the twentieth century, and was an important step toward the acceptance of apartment living for wealthy New Yorkers.
  • Built in 1907-08 to provide living and working facilities for artists, the studio building at 140 West 57th Street is a rare surviving example of this unusual building type, and a reminder of the early twentieth century period when West 57th Street was a center of artistic activities.
  • Located on the south side of 57th Street, the tall, projecting bay windows set in geometrically ornamented cast iron frames bring in the north light so prized by artists, and suggest the unique spatial arrangement in this building.
  • Designed by architects Pollard & Steinam, who had previously created several artists' studio cooperatives on West 67th Street, this building profited from the experience of the developers and builders who had worked on the earlier structures.

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Location

134-140 West 57th Street
140 West 57th Street
10019
Midtown
Manhattan
New York City
New York
U.S.A.

Technical Data

150.00 ft
12
1907
1908
1998

Involved Companies

Pollard & Steinam

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Features & Amenities

  • City landmark
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