As the first historic twin-towered building in New York City, The San Remo commands a lofty presence thanks to its distinctive silhouette. The 27-floor luxury apartment building — designed by acclaimed architect Emery Roth, and located between West 74th Street and West 75th Street — features two towers that jet into the sky, offering an ideal vantage point for captivating views of Central Park. Since opening in 1930, The San Remo has built upon its reputation as one of “the most desirable and expensive apartment buildings in Manhattan.” Fittingly then, it has many little-known historical, architectural, and quirky facts behind its fame and magnificent facade. Here are ten of them.
1. The San Remo’s Twin Towers Were Built to Conceal Water Tanks
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