11 Townhouses

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    Street View - Angled
    7/11/2013 (creation)
Related person
Stirling Wilford and Associates (architect)
North and Central America->United States->New York->New York
Built above an existing underground parking garage, this five story collection of townhouses exhibits a unique system of interlocking floor plans. The first three floors consist of alternating five-story, "thin man" (18-feet-wide) homes and three-story, "fat man" (38-feet-wide) homes. The top two floors also alternate between two-story, "fat man" homes and the top two floors of the ground-level "thin man" homes. This strategic design is highly evident in the building facade, where carefully placed bay windows and balconies give clues to the arrangement of interior spaces.
1970s (1970 - 1979)
Arnell, P. and Bickford, T. (Eds.). (1984). James Stirling: Buildings and Projects. New York: Rizzoli International publications. p.274.