Tudor City, the massive apartment complex on the far east side of midtown Manhattan, is often referred to as a city-within-a-city. Considered by some an architectural masterpiece, it was created by real estate developer Fred F. French. It’s said to be the first residential skyscraper complex in the world.
Beyond its sheer size — immense for its time — Tudor City set a pattern for urban residential development by creating from scratch what was designed to be an essentially self-sustaining community. The ways in which money was raised to build Tudor City in the 1920s made the complex an important milestone in the history of real estate development. [Read more…] about Tudor City: A Historic Manhattan Enclave