Great Architects of New York: Henry J. Hardenbergh
Carnegie Hall
Address
156 West 57th Street
New York, N.Y. 10019
Location
Carnegie Hall occupies the east side of Seventh Avenue from West 56th Street to West 57th Street; Hardenberg's addition is on the 57th Street side.
Neighborhood
Midtown
Built
1889-1895; office wing, 1892-1895, both designed by William B. Tuthill with Richard Morris Hunt and Adler & Sullivan; studio tower, 1896-1897, designed by Hardenbergh with Richard Morris Hunt and Dankmar Adler.
Style
Italian Renaissance
Use
Performance hall.
AIA Guide
"Dour Renaissance Revival engulfed in studios and other appendices bristling above and around it. World-famous more for its acoustics than its architectural envelope, it was threatened in the early 1960s when Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall rose up. Violinist Isaac Stern and others, raising a public outcry, saved it. It is now solidly booked. Lovingly restored, grander than ever, its familiar form is reappreciated (urban architectural tastes are sometimes fickle: see the story of the Jefferson Market Courthouse)."
Landmark Status
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1966. Designated a New York City individual landmark in 1967.
Web Resources
The City Review
New York Architecture Images
Wikipedia

The addition by Hardenbergh, Richard Morris Hunt and Dankmar Adler blends in seamlessly with the rest of the hall.


Carnegie Hall, seen from the northwest. Hardenbergh's tower addition is at left.


Detail of Hardenbergh's studio tower addition.


The studio tower blends in seamlessly with the main part of the building, designed by William B. Tuthill.