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New Manhattan Condos Offer Old-World Motor Courts

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Source: The Wall Street Journal

New York’s luxury condo developers are pitching a solution to curbside parking in ankle-deep slush: an old-world motor court… In the early stages of designing [252 East 57th Street], designers visited a number of elegant, prewar buildings for inspiration. They ultimately decided to incorporate a gated porte cochère—similar to a motor court, only smaller—into the design. Despite the smaller size, the drive can accommodate up to six cars.

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