55 Fifth Avenue

Built as the Hotel Grovesnor, 55 Fifth Avenue currently houses a mix of office space and the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law for Yeshiva University.  Designed by the firm of Maynicke and Franke and completed in 1910, it is the tallest commercial building south of 14th Street at 19 floors.  A classic steel skeleton… Continue reading

43 Fifth Avenue

43 Fifth Avenue is Fifth Avenue’s sole example of the high-style flamboyant Beaux Arts apartment houses – such as the Dorilton and the Ansonia – that dominate Central Park West and the Upper West Side.  Subdued in comparison to those structures, 43 Fifth still boasts an impressive array of French Second Empire details, including a… Continue reading