522 Fifth Avenue

A haughty proto-PostModern cube enlivened by a columned entryway and pseudo-Beaux Arts chandeliers (a surprisingly successful touch from architect Jeff Sydness), 522 Fifth Avenue is currently under renovation at the ground floors. The building was originally constructed in 1896 as the famed Sherry Hotel by McKim, Mead & White; it was stripped of its ornate exterior… Continue reading

Sidewalk Clock, 522 Fifth Avenue

This 1907 Seth Thomas Sidewalk Clock, 522 Fifth Avenue, encased in a design by the great Grovesnor Atterbury, provides a handsomely business-like counterpoint to its more lavishly detailed sibling at 200 Fifth Avenue.  It is owned by the Morgan Guaranty Trust Company, the famed banking institution, who moved it from its former location when the… Continue reading

“Room at the Top” at Stella Tower

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 The Stella Tower, 425 West 50th Street. Griffin and Wallace will co-host a… Continue reading

521 Fifth Avenue, The Lefcourt National Building

One of many buildings constructed by the flamboyant developer A.E. Lefcourt, the Lefcourt National Building at 521 Fifth Avenue is a massive, dignified and somewhat stern example of Stripped Classicism applied to the setback style more commonly associated with Art Deco. Architects Shreve, Lamb and Harmon, of Empire State Building fame, also designed the nearby… Continue reading

520 Fifth Avenue

Once the location of a trio of Beaux Arts commercial buildings, 520 Fifth Avenue is now a vacant lot awaiting a suitably sky-scraping design.