1000 Fifth Avenue, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art at 1000 Fifth Avenue is the largest art museum in the United States and one of the largest art museums in the world.  Holding an incomparable encyclopedic collection that spans thousands of years and includes work from every continent save Antarctica it may be the most comprehensive collection of art… Continue reading

Temple Emanu-El

Temple Emanu-El

The largest synagogue in New York City and one of the largest in the world, Temple Emanu-El is an imposing combination of Romanesque and Art Moderne motifs.  The third building to serve a congregation founded in 1844, Temple Emanu-El was designed in 1929 by Robert D. Kohn, a noted Art Nouveau architect whose other works… Continue reading

828 Fifth Avenue, The Edward Berwind Mansion

828 Fifth Avenue The Berwind Mansion

With the demolition of 815 Fifth Avenue, the Edward Berwind Mansion is the southernmost of the surviving townhouses that once lined Central Park from 59th street north to Harlem.  Constructed for a Pennsylvania coal baron in 1896 to plans by the little-known architect Nathan Clark Mellen, the house is in an excellent state of preservation… Continue reading

781 Fifth Avenue, The Sherry Netherland Hotel

The Sherry Netherland Hotel

A glittering fantasy, the former Sherry Netherland Hotel at 781 Fifth Avenue is one of the city’s most remarkable towers.  Designed by Schultz & Weaver in 1927, the French Renaissance rocket is capped by a minaret that would do Arthur Rackham or J.R.R. Tolkien proud. The amazing visuals continue on the interior where the spectacular… Continue reading

727 Fifth Avenue, Tiffany’s & Co.

729 Fifth Avenue Tiffany's & Co.

Designed by Cross & Cross in a sedate Art Moderne style, 727 Fifth Avenue has been home to New York’s most famous jewelry store since it was constructed in 1940.  The building is the fourth location for Tiffany’s and the second to be erected by the company, with McKim, Mead & White’s graceful 401-409 Fifth… Continue reading

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