511 Fifth Avenue, the Postal Life Insurance Building

511 Fifth Avenue, the Postal Life Insurance Building, consists of a structure designed by the great bank architects York & Sawyer and a (flawlessly maintained) interior renovated in 1962 by Luss, Kaplan & Associates. The renovation retained much of the York & Sawyer design while bringing aboard a sense of jet age sophistication. Not until the… Continue reading

510 Fifth Avenue, The Manufacturers Hanover Trust Building

A revolutionary banking structure of 1954 that put the vault front and center on the street level, the Manufacturers Hanover Trust Building at 510 Fifth Avenue is a masterpiece of proportion from the firm of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill and provided the basis for countless (usually inferior) knockoffs nationwide. Recent conversion to commercial space has… Continue reading

Walker Tower – Room at the Top

On behalf of Landmark Branding LLC and nAscent Art New York, we’re pleased to say that our recent installment of “Room at the Top” was an amazing evening! Over 40 real estate and arts & culture professionals gathered at Walker Tower for a completely booked private tour of the beautiful residential conversion of one of… Continue reading

509 Fifth Avenue

509 Fifth Avenue was designed in 1917 by author and architect Herman Lee Meader, one of New York’s most eccentric and original architects.  An early admirer of Mayan, Aztec and Native American aesthetic and archeological forms, Meader incorporated them into a series of buildings such as The Cliff Dwelling (243 Riverside Drive) and the B…. Continue reading

505 Fifth Avenue

505 Fifth Avenue is a pleasant neo-constructivist confection by industry standards Kohn Pederson Fox.  The lobby incorporates a site-specific program by the artist James Turrell that includes a forced-perspective neon light box.  Floor-to-ceiling glass cladding gives the interiors arresting views of the New York Public Library and Bryant Park.