It's important to keep in mind that back in 1927, most of the
prospective tenants were coming from places like the prospective
tenants were coming from places like the Lower East Side, Yorkville,
Hell's Kitchen. A complex like this, made up of six, six-story
brick buildings with its open stairs and skylit elevator core,
V-shaped front courtyards, private interior green spaces, and
inter-connected roofs, was indeed radical and beautiful and offered
ample breaths of fresh air to their lucky new tenants.