The Chatsworth Apartments (344 West 72d Street) was for over one hundred years the westernmost building on the 72nd Street block. When John E. Scharsmith designed these luxury rental apartments in 1902, the land to the west was an open rail yard belonging to New York Central. The developers at the time neglected to obtain an easement, lacking the foresight to anticipate the decline of rail and that the yards might one day be replaced by a hulking tower. Unfortunately, 100 years later, The Donald came along and began to cobble together the pieces of his sweeping plan for "Trump City." The effect on the Chatsworth was disastrous.

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