This page describes Malcolm X Boulevard as it appeared in 2001. The tour was developed as part of the Malcolm X Boulevard Streetscape Enhancement Project. These pages are no longer being updated.
2. The Semiramis Central Park North
(W. 110th Street) between Malcolm X Blvd. & Adam C.
in 1901 by the architect Henry Anderson, the Semiramis remains
a stately apartment building that commands a breathtaking
view of Central Park. The maroon brick and rough-cut stone
of the facade pay homage to Semiramis, a mythical Assyrian
queen known for her beauty. Unfortunately, the ornate cornice
has been offered as a sacrifice to the gods of time and erosion.