The Diplomat

Address: 109-10 Queens Boulevard
Neighborhood: Forest Hills
Architect:  Salkowitz, A. H.
Year: 1959
Current Status: Extant
Award:  Honorable Mention
Typology:  Apartment Building

The Diplomat was one of the first white brick apartment houses in Queens and stands out among the more prevalent red brick towers of Forest Hills. As with many of the apartment towers going up at this time, the aim was to provide the latest amenities and the real estate brochure for the Diplomat lists more than 30 features, from a roofdeck and garden to Venetian blinds for all windows. The architect, A. H. Salkowitz, was known for his apartment designs so it makes sense he was chosen here, although the Diplomat was quickly surpassed by larger and most costly apartment buildings as the 60s progressed.

 

 

The Diplomat

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