304 & 306 Fifth Avenue

It’s probably too soon to come to a final opinion about 304 Fifth Avenue (seen here during an early stage of construction), although its 1983-PoMo vibe is not entirely encouraging. We’ll take another look when the last scaffolding is down. The site was previously home to a unique example of a mural-decorated façade with an… Continue reading

303 Fifth Avenue

An extravagantly detailed Beaux Arts tower more redolent of Wall Street than Midtown, 303 Fifth Avenue was completed in 1909 to designs by Buchman & Fox and was one of the tallest buildings north of the Flatiron Building at 23rd Street.  Boasting a splendid copper cornice, the building has been owned by the Bell Family… Continue reading

302 Fifth Avenue

Designed in 1915 by brothers George and Edward Blum, 302 Fifth Avenue follows the type of office building established by Robert Maynicke and similar architects in the Ladies’ Mile to the south. The Blum Brothers were renowned for the quality and originality of their designs, which featured mosaic-like treatments of walls, sinuous ironwork and elegant… Continue reading

298 Fifth Avenue

One of our favorite buildings in the NoMad district, 298 Fifth Avenue dates to 1913 and is a prime example of the loft architecture that flourished at the turn of the 20th Century.  A boldly stark design of Chicago School windows and dark plum brick, 298 Fifth Avenue is an amazingly forward-thinking work of architecture… Continue reading

295 Fifth Avenue, The Textile Building

Filling the block front between E. 29th and E. 30th Streets, 295 Fifth Avenue was built in 1920 as The Textile Building and has remained the preeminent New York City trade center for the home textiles industry ever since. Over 150 textile companies use the building’s showrooms and a bas relief of a mechanized loom… Continue reading