One of the first of these tall apartment buildings to be built in this period was the Dorilton on 71st and Broadway. Predating completion of its proximate neighbors—the Ansonia, the Chatsworth and the Apthorp—by two-to-three years, the property was purchased by the developer Hamilton M. Weed well before the subway routes were even set. Hiring the firm of Janes and Leo, who also designed the similar Alimar up by Hamilton Heights, Weed wanted to construct a striking building that could not be overlooked.