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

2 East 61st Street, The Pierre Hotel

The Pierre Hotel

Another tour-de-force fantasy from Schultz & Weaver, architects of the Sherry-Netherland a block to the south, The Pierre Hotel of 1929 is French rather than Flemish, Classical rather than Gothic and limestone rather than brick, but the results are equally charming at the street level and memorable upon the skyline. The somewhat labyrinthine interiors include… Continue reading

700 Fifth Avenue, The Peninsula Hotel

700 Fifth Avenue the Peninsula Hotel

Once the tallest hotel in the world and a rival to the St. Regis Hotel directly across the street, the Peninsula Hotel was constructed as the Gotham Hotel in 1905.  The hotel’s elaborate Beaux Arts style, provided by architects Hiss & Weeks, suggests a more ornate take on the palazzo type established by the University… Continue reading

“Room at the Top” visits 100 Barclay

Lobby Ceiling

On behalf of Landmark Branding LLC and nAscent Art New York, we’re pleased to say that our first installment of “Room at the Top” at 100 Barclay for 2016 was a resounding success! Over 30 professionals from the real estate and arts & culture worlds gathered at 100 Barclay for a completely booked private tour… Continue reading

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