1216 Fifth Avenue, The New York Academy of Medicine

New York Academy of Medicine

A spectacular design by the firm of York & Sawyer, 1216 Fifth Avenue is one of the city’s greatest Neo-Renaissance buildings.  Designed and built in 1925-1926, it houses The New York Academy of Medicine, one of the world’s preeminent medical libraries and research centers.  Open to the public, its collections include original manuscripts by Sigmund… Continue reading

Just Off Fifth: The Barbey Building at 15 West 38th Street

15 West 38th Street

An astonishing tour-de-force of red terra cotta, the Barbey Building at 15 West 38th Street was built in 1909 to designs by Delano & Aldrich, a firm better known for subdued Colonial Revival work.  Here they produced a startling early skyscraper design that terminates with a vast Baroque cartouche. Despite the austere clarity of much… Continue reading

Room at the Top: The Chrysler Building

The Chrysler Building

On behalf of Landmark Branding LLC and nAscent Art New York, we’re pleased to say that our latest installment of “Room at the Top” was a wonderful event! Over 40 real estate and arts & culture professionals gathered at the lobby of the Chrysler Building for a completely booked private tour of possibly the world’s greatest Art… Continue reading

Just Off Fifth: 5 East 91st Street, the James Burden Mansion

5 East 91st Street

A worthy neighbor to the larger Kahn Mansion at 1 East 91st Street, the James Burden Mansion at 5 East 91st Street has been called “the finest Beaux Arts townhouse in the city” by the New York Landmarks Commission.  A sumptuous yet stately 1902-1905 design by Warren & Wetmore, 5 East 91st Street is also… Continue reading

1 East 91st Street, The Otto Kahn Mansion

1 East 91st Street

Possibly the best surviving Fifth Avenue mansion, the Otto Kahn Mansion at 1 East 91st Street is certainly one of the largest, containing nearly 80 rooms.  Designed by C.P.H. Gilbert and J. Armstrong Stenhouse, the house has an archeological correctness to it that was unusual for the period.  Constructed over a four year period from… Continue reading

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