Robb Report: Iconic Prewar Architecture of New York City Is Reimagined for a Modern Audience


Live in residential developments steeped in the history and elegance of the beaux-arts and prewar style.

New York City’s eclectic skyline of old and new is epitomized by 88 & 90 Lex, conjoining two distinct developments in the NoMad district. Workshop/APD architecture restored both the 1927 prewar and the 1958 postwar buildings, giving them their own unique character and contemporary upgrades. Access to 8,000 square feet of shared amenities space includes a 24/7 concierge and a 60-foot swimming pool under a double-height atrium.

The taller 88 Lex address offers spacious living areas for entertaining, art gallery walls, and high ceilings typical of the prewar style. Next-door, a new face-lift for 90 Lex offers oversize windows and a ’50s look and feel reflected in the mid-century-modern lines and sand-colored stone exterior.

Available residences at 88 & 90 Lex range from one to four bedrooms; 797 to 2,606 square feet; and approximately $1.25 million to $5.87 million through Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group.