36 GRAMERCY PARK EAST, NEW YORK, NY
36 Gramercy Park East is a 1910 steel framed apartment building constructed in a flamboyant Gothic Revival style to the designs of James Riely Gordon. The building represents one of Riely Gordon’s few New York projects. The low base is gray granite and the penthouse addition and secondary elevations are red brick. The entire remaining street elevation masonry is a richly detailed white glazed terra cotta produced by the Atlantic Terra Cotta Company. Ornamentation includes shield motifs, putti and stunning projecting grotesques.
The project is the full street elevation restoration including significant terra cotta unit replication and resetting. The entire roof level cornice was disassembled and reset. A significant percentage of existing material was salvaged, and the remainder was replicated in matching glazed architectural terra cotta. The work included full façade cleaning as well as roofing and parapet rebuilding. Secondary elevation work included significant masonry rebuilding as well as formed sheet metal cladding of the projecting bays based on physical evidence of the original configuration. The building is a designated New York City Landmark; as such, all work was reviewed and approved by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission Staff.
Owner: 36 Gramercy Park Owners Inc., 36 Gramercy Park East, New York, New York