3. 1020 Grand Concourse

If a fish mosaic is a bit esoteric, the post-war Executive Towers apartment building looks like a building from a beach front strip landed smack dab in the heart of the Bronx. Incongruous though it may be, its “entry pavilion” adds an interesting modern contrast to a corridor known for its Art Deco street wall buildings.

Completed in 1963, the architect of Executive Towers was Philip Birnbaum. He maintained a low-profile but was prolific; among his other buildings are One Lincoln Plaza (home to a hidden pocket park) and the Hotel Parker Meridien (coincidentally the home of a hidden burger joint).

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2 thoughts on “10 Beautiful Apartment Entryways of the Bronx

  1. Having been born and raised in Brooklyn, the Bronx always seemed like a distant country. So sad to say I’ve only ventured into the Bronx a few times during my long life. To the zoo of course, and to the NYBG Train Show last year. Thanks for this wonderful look at the doorways in the Bronx.

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