Situated prominently on the corner of 32nd street and Madison Avenue, 159 Madison is a fine example of Italian-Renaissance architecture. It was built in 1912 and converted to co-op in 1988. It features 118 units and is close to the Morgan Library and Empire State Building.
Wallis & Goodwillie
Both major turn-of-the-century architects in their own right, Frank E. Wallis and Frank Goodwillie began their firm after first working near each other in Montclair, New Jersey. An artist and author of two major books on the role of architecture throughout world history, Wallis' work was so well received by his fellow professionals that he was awarded a gold medal at the Paris Exposition in 1908. Goodwillie, an MIT graduate, worked in New York City for forty years and was the mastermind behind the Southampton Memorial.