Beautiful New York

A Celebration of the City

The Top 100 Greatest NYC Buildings — #62

Pythian Apartments

Architect: Thomas W. Lamb
Style: Art Deco
Use: Residential
Opened: 1927
Borough: Manhattan

Now an 88-unit luxury condominium apartment building, this crown jewel of West 70th Street was originally built as a temple for the fraternal organization, the Knights of Pythias. Whimsically decorated with Egyptian motifs, the building offers little surprise that architect Thomas Lamb was most famous for designing extravagantly flamboyant movie palaces.


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