Category:Buildings in New York City
New York City, NY
Featured Building: Kalahari Harlem
Kalahari Harlem on West 116th Street, north of Central Park, has a bold and very decorative motif on its outer facade inspired by the art of Africa. This is also influenced by its name. Kalahari Harlem consists of two 12 story mixed use buildings that collectively hold 249 apartments, 148 in the building on 116th Street, referred to as 'Tower A', and 101 units in 'Tower B'.
Kalahari Harlem proudly makes it known that they are a 'Green Building' and strong efforts were taken to create an environmentally responsible structure. From air purification systems to solar panels that supplement power consumption, Kalahari Harlem has gone to great lengths to make this a 'green building'. Even the marketing logo seen in this section makes this fact known.
Kalahari Harlem is located in Upper Manhattan, often referred to as Uptown, in an area known as Harlem. Harlem itself is subdivided into three parts, Central Harlem, West Harlem, and East Harlem. The history of Harlem dates back to the mid 1600s. Early Dutch settlers named the area Nieuw Haarlem after the Dutch city of Haarlem. In 1664, the English took control of the area and tried to change the name of the area to "Lancaster". It did not take hold and the anglicized version, Harlem remained.
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Apple Bank Building - A landmark building that once housed the Central Savings Bank, the Apple Bank Building is known for its luxury, including a fitness center that is illuminated by a chandelier.
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Rutherford Place - A former maternity hospital, Rutherford Place is now a condominium residence in Gramercy Park, and a classic example of the Beaux Arts architectural style.
Jade- With interior design by Jade Jagger, this building introduced Manhattan-ites to pod style living.
Centurion - A collaboration between world renowned architect I.M. Pei and his son, the Centurion lured Pei out of his semi-retirement to create this Modernist classic.
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