(What Are) The Different Types of Doorman Buildings
When Did Doorman Buildings First Become Popular?
What Are Some Pros And Cons Of Living In A Doorman Building?
- Doorman buildings offer more security. They control entry in the building and ensure only the residents, their guests/visitors, and people who have official business can enter.
- Residents of doorman buildings find maintenance and service more efficient compared to other buildings. They don’t have to spend hours waiting for or tracking down the super or property manager.
- There is always a friendly/known face on the door, which makes apartment buildings feel more inviting and appealing.
- They can end up being your very close friends since you get to know one another on a more intimate level.
- Doormen receive your packages, so they don’t get lost. However, many non-doorman buildings now ensure that there is a room/space set out for deliveries, and the super receives them.
- Doorman buildings tend to be more costly. The more building staff there is, the higher your maintenance or common charges can be.
- There is usually an additional cost of tipping for yourself (especially during holidays) and sometimes your guests (when you are hosting an event).
- Doorman buildings don’t offer as much privacy. The doorman knows about your guests, your deliveries, and when you’re leaving or coming back to the building. Even if they are discreet and don’t share your routine with anyone else, some people prefer more seclusion.
- If you are an introvert, the “social interaction” with your doorman and/or concierge might not be a plus for you if you generally avoid such interactions.
How Much More Expensive Can They Be Than Non-Doorman Buildings?
What Are Some Famous Manhattan Doorman Buildings?
- The Dakota – A 19th century Co-op famous for John Lennon’s murder
- 56 Leonard – also known as the Jenga building in TriBeCa , A 60-story skyscraper known for its glass exterior with 145 unique condos
- 15 Hudson Yards – A 88-story tower known for its artistic design