Every Building on Fifth
Fifth Avenue serves as a spine separating East Harlem from Harlem proper between 110th and 125th Streets. Harlem is the great repository of New York’s African American cultural life while East Harlem is Manhattan’s historic Latin American center, its vibrant presence showcased on Fifth by El Museo del Barrio, some blocks south. Further north the… Continue reading
Originally Frawley Circle, Duke Ellington Circle was named after the celebrated composer and musician in 1995. Two years later artist Robert Graham’s rather arresting memorial to Ellington was installed, showing Ellington and his piano aloft on a platform borne up by nine nude caryatids. The Circle marks the boundaries between Harlem and East Harlem and… Continue reading
We’re pleased to feature a link to a recent article by David V. Griffin for Real Estate Monthly on Archtober Cocktail Crawl 2017! One of a series of biannual events sponsored by the Architects’ Newspaper, the event featured open showrooms throughout the Flatiron District and over 1,200 guests. Full story here!
An oddly desultory design by the offices of Robert A. M. Stern, 1280 Fifth Avenue, also known as One Museum Mile, was the first major building on a Central-Park-facing block since the 1970s. An uninteresting PoMo exercise it was also intended to be the location of the Museum of African Art, (not to be confused… Continue reading
Anywhere else, 1274 Fifth Avenue might be seen as a drab little nothing of a building; standing next to 1720 Fifth Avenue, it seems a gem of proportions and detailing. It is the only Fifth Avenue building facing Central Park to sport a fire escape on the façade.