461 Fifth Avenue

An exceptionally handsome Postmodern building by the firm of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, 461 Fifth Avenue was developed by the Japanese group Mitsui Fudosan.  Incorporating cast stone, exposed bracing and a copper mansard roof that echoes numerous other neighboring buildings, 461 Fifth Avenue manages to be playful without being twee and is one of the… Continue reading

455 Fifth Avenue

A staid design by James T. Bartley, 455 Fifth Avenue was the third and final location of the Arnold Constable & Co. department store, previously housed at the magnificent French Second Empire landmark at 113 Fifth Avenue.  Tenanted by the New York Public Library since 1970 and wholly under the Library’s ownership since 1982, 455 Fifth… Continue reading