683-685 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

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

650 Fifth Avenue

Designed by John Carl Warnecke for the Pahlavi Foundation, a non-profit run by the Shah of Iran, 650 Fifth Avenue was at the center of a dramatic international legal battle when the Islamic Republic of Iran sought ownership of the building along with the deposed Shah’s other property. A versatile architect who pioneered contextualism, Carl… Continue reading

“Room at the Top” to Visit 100 Barclay

David V. Griffin, Founder & CEO of Landmark Branding LLC, and Jennifer Wallace, Co-Founder of leading arts advisory firm nAscent Art New York, are pleased to announce an upcoming event in our networking series “Room at the Top,” to be held at 100 Barclay, the Barclay Vesey Building, later this March. Along with top Douglas Elliman… Continue reading

645 Fifth Avenue, Olympic Tower

One of Fifth Avenue’s few truly Miesian designs and the first mixed-use structure to be constructed on Fifth Avenue, 645 Fifth Avenue, better known as Olympic Tower, was constructed as a joint venture of Aristotle Onassis and Arlen Realty & Development.  Completed in 1976 to plans by Skidmore, Ownings & Merrill, the building is a… Continue reading