Photo by myself along Central Park West, at 73rd Street.
The Dakota, on the left, and The Langham on the right, are two pre-war buildings on Central Park West.
Both were built around the turn of the (20th) century, back in the day when each residential building had a distinctive name.
Click here to see The Dakota when it was first erected, with virtually nothing around it. It's pretty striking.
What amazes me is that the design of the Dakota anticipated what New York would become. It was not a rambling building in the landscape, but a compact fortress. New York was predestined to be a built-up city, like London.
The building extends one city block in the north-to-south direction, but there are buildings built just next to it on the west (the side opposite the park).
For a close-up from an earlier visit, click here.
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