Beautiful New York

A Celebration of the City

The Top 100 Greatest NYC Buildings — #65

The Eldorado

Architect: Emery Roth, Margon & Holder
Style: Art Deco
Use: Residential
Opened: 1930
Borough: Manhattan

One of the great “twin-towered” residential buildings of Central Park West, this deco gem has been home to Sinclair Lewis, Garrison Keillor, Faye Dunaway, and Alec Baldwin, among others. The Eldorado’s position on the full block from 90th to 91st Streets gives its residents unbeatable views of the Reservoir in Central Park. Its futuristic design (for its day) provides a great contrast to its troubled history, having fallen out of its developer’s hands during the great depression. Like all strong New Yorkers, it has bounced back with style and grace.

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