Every Building on Fifth

40 Fifth Avenue

Standing directly adjacent to the north of the Church of the Ascension’s yard, 40 Fifth Avenue’s site is a rare example in New York City of a building plot that does not fill its blockfront but which is still open on all three sides.  Architects Van Wart & Wein took full advantage of the fact, creating… Continue reading

“Room at the Top” at 570 Lexington Ave.

On behalf of Landmark Branding and nAscent Art New York, we’re delighted to say that the first of our new co-hosted networking series, “Room at the Top,” was a glittering success.  Nearly 40 young professionals from the real estate and arts & culture worlds gathered at 570 Lexington Avenue, the General Electric Building, for a completely… Continue reading

Announcing “Room at the Top”

Landmark Branding LLC, in conjunction with leading arts advisory firm nAscent Art New York, is pleased to announce the first of a new networking series “Room at the Top,” to be held at the General Electric Building the first week of November. An Art Deco masterpiece by architects Cross & Cross, the building will host… Continue reading

39 Fifth Avenue

Built in 1922, 39 Fifth Avenue is the second building in this district by Emory Roth. Like Roth’s later building at 24 Fifth to the south, the style is nominally Spanish Renaissance, handled in an engagingly droll manner.  The terra cotta faux loggia and mock-heraldic coat of arms make for a welcome splash of color… Continue reading

Church of the Ascension, 36-38 Fifth Avenue

Standing at 36 – 38 Fifth Avenue, the Church of the Ascension is one of the great Gothic Revival designs of Richard Upjohn, best known for the slightly earlier Trinity Church at Broadway and Wall Street. Constructed in 1840 – 1841, Ascension is simpler than Upjohn’s Wall Street masterpiece, in keeping with what was then… Continue reading