Monday, September 20, 2010
I can't tell you how many times I have marveled at prewar architecture and remarked "they don't make them like they used to"; or wondered why someone won't just spend the extra money and replicate the best architecture of our city. Thanks to Ralph Lauren, I will have to rephrase both questions into "why can't they do what Ralph did on East 72nd Street"?
What Ralph did was to build what I consider one of the most gorgeous structures built in NYC in a lifetime! At the corner of 72nd Street and Madison, the veil is off, and what replaced essentially 2 story tax payer is now a gorgeous Beaux Arts mansion. It is a sight to behold! The mansion is both masculine and graceful. The exterior is all limestone, and according to a contractor from the good old USA. I could go on about the exceptional details from the balustrades, corbels, and wrought iron finishes, but pictures are worth thousands of words. Two words come to mind for Ralph Lauren- thank you!
Ralph's new women's and home store is expected to open in this new building mid-October.