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Featured Building: Musician's Building

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The Musician's Building condominium really strikes a chord in the neighborhood of Lincoln in the Upper West Side. It was built between 1916 and 1917 and touts sound-proof apartments.


The Musician's Building in a quiet tree-lined neighborhood
It has an elaborate Neo-Gothic entrance and a light court above it. This recesses the actual entrance of the building from the street. Musician's Building has been described as having the look of an Elizabethan manor house and the intricate brick and terracotta work on the front fa├žade reinforces that description.


The neighborhood of Lincoln is also the home of the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, famous for its world class performance venues and the performances that take place within them. Classical and contemporary performance styles are represented at the center including, but not limited to, ballet, opera, symphonic music, stage performances, jazz, and film.


Although, the Musician's Building apartments do not have actual studio space within them, they were designed to attract musicians due to its extensive sound-proofing. West 67th Street was seen as an artists' enclave and wishing to continue the tradition, the building was advertised as being in the " ... center of the Artists' Colony", and as having, " ... north light for artists". The uninterrupted north light of the building was considered ideal for artists. Consequently, all studios were constructed on the north side of West 67th Street over looking the low-rises along West 68th Street.


Of course, all that ideal light has changed as New York City's building codes allowed taller and taller buildings. For years, ABC had their studios in and around West 67th and


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