745 Fifth Avenue, The Squibb Building

745 Fifth Avenue The Squibb Building

745 Fifth Avenue, the original Squibb Building, is a major work by the firm of Buchman & Kahn.  It was a favorite project of partner Ely Jacques Kahn to the extent that he actually dressed as the building for the famed 1931 Beaux Arts Ball. The Art Deco entrance grill, marble lobby and ceiling mural… Continue reading

The Plaza District, 57th Street to 62nd Street

The Plaza District

A collection of department stores, hotels and private clubs that marks Fifth Avenue’s transition from the commercial hubbub of Midtown back to a residential boulevard, The Plaza District is named after Grand Army Plaza, a bisected square that gives the blocks immediately adjacent their airy, open character. For many years a view from Central Park… Continue reading

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