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Other apartments during this first wave of construction include the Chelsea. What's now the Hotel Chelsea on Twenty-third Street was one of the earliest cooperative apartment houses in New York, and it remained a cooperative until it was transformed into a hotel at around the turn of the century.

This was a very stylish building. It uses the Queen Anne style. It has an eccentric roofline with tall chimneys, a wonderful sense of texture and of planes. And it has more sunflowers than probably any other building ever built because there are thousands of sunflowers on the beautiful cast-iron balconies.


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