1 W 72 Street, also know as The Dakota, built in 1884 and designed by architect Henry J. Hardenbergh,( he also designed the Plaza Hotel) this 93-unit building ranged in size from 3-10 room homes. Today many apartments The Dakota have been re-configured to accommodate larger and more expansive residences.
Clearly, one of the most outstanding architectural icons on the upper west side it showcases amazing ornate finials and gothic details on it’s façade , a manned sentry in front entrance with oil-burning lamps and a lovely landscaped exterior and interior courtyard( tourists can be seen gazing upon this majestic structure at any time of the day). The Dakota Coop offers it’s residents the ultimate in privacy, service and luxury. Considered one of Manhattan’s most distinguished landmarked buildings this white gloved full time doorman building is home to many celebrities.