927 Fifth Avenue – 1917 by Warren & Wetmore – Renaissance Revival
When it was built 1912 903 Park Avenue held the title of being the worlds tallest residential building with 17 stories, and each floor having a single apartment. Despite no longer holding the world title, the building sits impressively on the NE corner of 79th Street and Park, a renaissance revival style built by Robert T Lyons, and the development team of Bing & Bing. To note, Lyons was also the architect of the more well known Gramercy Park Hotel which has come back into vogue after Ian Schrager purchased it. 903 has a single story limestone base that then transitions to brick for the remainder of the building, capped by a monumental copper capital, the oxidized green creating a striking image against the beige brickwork and the sky.