256 Fifth Avenue

A Moorish Revival fantasy from architects Alfred Zucker and John H. Edelman, 256 Fifth Avenue was commissioned by Charles A. Baudouine, a leading furniture designer who specialized in exotic designs.  Retiring from the furniture world, Baudouine invested in real estate and the exotic designs continued: 256 Fifth Avenue is one of NoMad’s earliest purpose-built commercial… Continue reading

255 Fifth Avenue

Designed by the architectural firm of Eisendrath & Horowitz, 255 Fifth Avenue replaced two brownstone houses with a sophisticated screen-like façade of gleaming white terra cotta that references Classical motifs while incorporating the windows and proportions of the new Chicago School.  The lower floors have been remodeled. Eisendrath & Horowitz are perhaps best known for… Continue reading

254 Fifth Avenue

It would be easy to dismiss 254 Fifth Avenue out of hand as another half-witted mid-20th century recladding job, similar to 240 or 253 Fifth, yet closer examination of this 1947 design reveals intriguing details. Although the style in the Madison Square North Historic District’s designation report is given tersely as “none” and the name… Continue reading

Honest Buildings Features Article by David V. Griffin

Landmark Branding is pleased to announce the third in an ongoing series of articles by David V. Griffin for Honest Building’s blog. Here Griffin speaks with Kevin R. Wang of KRW Realty Advisors and architect Vincent Iacobellis of Design Republic on the comprehensive renovation of 501 Madison Avenue, an Art Deco skyscraper designed for the… Continue reading