320 Fifth Avenue, The Reed Barton Building

320 Fifth Avenue, The Reed Barton Building

One of Robert Maynicke’s best buildings, 320 Fifth Avenue, The Reed Barton Building, is unusual for the architect in being faced entirely in limestone.  The curved corner, handsome in itself, provides a wonderful foil to the angularity of the Empire State Building a block to the north.  The ground floor has seen some depredations, but the ornate window frames and other details are otherwise remarkably intact.

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