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

683-685 Fifth Avenue

685 Fifth Avenue

Formerly two very different buildings, 683-685 Fifth Avenue were originally the Art Deco Dorothy Gray Building at 683 Fifth Avenue, designed in 1929 by Kohn & Butler, and Sloan & Robertson’s Beaux Arts 685 Fifth Avenue of 1926.  At some point the latter design enveloped its neighbor. The original buildings can be seen standing together… Continue reading

681 Fifth Avenue

681 Fifth Avenue

A rare example of a mid-block skyscraper by the celebrated firm of McKim, Mead & White, 681 Fifth Avenue was built in 1912, most recently renovated in 2010 and is a popular location with high fashion and boutique finance tenants. The original ground floors were lost to a hideous façade when Fortunoff was the street… Continue reading

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