NYC: Rodin Studios

Rodin Studios, at 200 West 57th Street, was designed by Cass Gilbert in 1916-17. The 14-floor, 162-foot tower, one of a series of buildings erected to combine studio and residential space for artists, was named after Auguste Rodin. It contained double-height studios, most of them facing north onto West 57th Street, and duplex living units at the rear. The duplex units have since been subdivided, and the tower now houses offices.

 

Rodin Studios has a has a reinforced concrete frame that is faced in polychromatic rough brick with extensive iron and terra cotta trim in a French Gothic style that compliments the Americna Fine Arts Society across the street. Cass Gilbert had previously used this style on his Woolworth Building.

 

Rodin Studios was designated a landmark by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission in 1988.

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