Astor Court Building

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Astor Court Building
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View of the building
Astor Court Building is located in Manhattan
Astor Court Building
Location in Manhattan
General information
TypeCoop
AddressBetween 89th Street and 90th Street
Town or cityNew York, NY
CountryUnited States
Coordinates40°47′25″N 73°58′28″W / 40.7903°N 73.9745°W / 40.7903; -73.9745Coordinates: 40°47′25″N 73°58′28″W / 40.7903°N 73.9745°W / 40.7903; -73.9745
Construction started1916
Completed1916
Technical details
Structural systemSkyscraper
Floor count13
Design and construction
ArchitectCharles A. Platt (building)
Ellen Biddle Shipman (landscape)

The Astor Court Building is a 12-story, 164 unit apartment building on Broadway between West 89th Street and 90th Street on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, New York City built in 1920.

It was designed by architect Charles A. Platt for developer Vincent Astor.[1] The twelve-story building is constructed around a landscaped courtyard. Architectural historian Christopher Gray believes that the landscape architect may have been Ellen Biddle Shipman.[2] The building became a co-op in 1985.[2]

Famous residents include Joy Behar from The View.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Vincent Astor/s New Building Noteworthy Addition to the West Side, New York Times, April 23, 1916
  2. ^ a b 89th Street and Broadway; In a 1916 Astor Building, a Private Garden Grows, By CHRISTOPHER GRAY, New York Times, July 1, 2001 [1]