The Dorilton 171 West 71st Street
|Location||171 W. 71st St., New York, New York|
|Area||less than one acre|
|Architect||Janes & Leo|
|Architectural style||Beaux Arts|
|NRHP reference #||83001723|
|Added to NRHP||September 8, 1983|
|Designated NYCL||September 8, 1983|
The building was designed by Janes & Leo, the New York City-based architectural firm of Elisha Harris Janes and Richard Leopold Leo for real estate developer Hamilton M. Weed. It is located at 171 West 71st Street, at Broadway (Manhattan).
The building is noted for its opulent Beaux-Arts style limestone and brick exterior, featuring monumental sculptures, richly balustraded balconies, and a three-story, copper and slate mansard roof. The exterior masonry, decorative terra-cotta work and chimneys and roof were expertly restored in 1998 by the Walter B. Melvin architectural firm.
Architecture historian Andrew Dolkart thinks it may be "the most flamboyant apartment house in New York," with its striking, "French-inspired" sculpted figures and an enormous iron gate "reminiscent of those that guard French palaces."
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