Manhattan, 1959. New Yorkers are unwinding with Miles Davis’ “Kind of Blue” as the Wingate cooperative pops up on the corner of 37th and 3rd Avenue. With its yellow-brick charm and East River views, the 15-story building remains a piece of cozy elegance on an island of constant change.
An Art Deco advocate known for his six-story apartment complexes, Leo Stillman was one of the first architects in New York to use poured concrete to build his designs. A graduate of the Beaux Arts Institute of Design, he was also known for his taste in dropped living rooms, concealed radiators, and courtyards to provide a respite from city life.