in the Public Realm
Alwyn Court

Alwyn Court Atrium Murals
Richard Haas
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Alwyn Court Atrium Murals

Alwyn Court Apartments

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Alwyn Court is a unique example of an apartment house of the type utilizing Terracotta. This is the finest building of its type in New York City. The architects for Alwyn Court in designing this French Renaissance apartment house, decided to depart from the prevailing design formula of that day by constituting the first four floors the base, the next five as the shaft and the final three as the crown. These three parts are separated horizontally by strong projecting decorative bands between which pilasters with Corinthian caps divide the Seventh Avenue elevation into four bays and the 58th Street elevation into five. The corner is a rounded bay in the best Parisian tradition.