Project Description

Project Details

Project Address: 40 West 72nd Street

Building Name: The Bancroft

Number of Units: 127 Units

Management Company: Halstead

Project Type: Complete Hallway Restoration

Project Duration: 18 weeks

Project Scope: Complete door replacement including hardware & marble saddles, new dropped ceilings throughout including electrical rewire, new wood moldings, carpet, and wall coverings.

Vendor(s):

Carpet: Robert M. Weiss & Co.

Wall Covering: Wolf Gordon

Building Description:

Located in Lincoln Square on a mid-block site between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue, The Bancroft is a 15-story historic co-op building reminiscent of an Italian Renaissance palazzo. The building was constructed of concrete in 1926 and converted to a cooperative residential building in 1984. The exterior consists of a limestone base, orange/brown bricks, several columns of windows, arch details, and a tapered roof line. The Central Park West frontage is anchored by the twin-towered Majestic apartment building on the south and the Dakota on the north, two of the city’s more important residential landmarks. The building is most known for housing the Camera Club of Alfred Stieglitz, an influential American photographer. The Camera Club continues to exist today in New York City and is an important resource for artistic and skilled photographers.