The Plaza District, 57th Street to 62nd Street

A collection of department stores, hotels and private clubs that marks Fifth Avenue’s transition from the commercial hubbub of Midtown back to a residential boulevard, The Plaza District is named after Grand Army Plaza, a bisected square that gives the blocks immediately adjacent their airy, open character. For many years a view from Central Park… Continue reading

730 Fifth Avenue, The Crown Building

A spectacular design by Warren & Wetmore, architects of Grand Central Terminal, the Crown Building at 730 Fifth Avenue and West 57th Street is a neo-Baroque delight.  The ornate tower, brilliantly illuminated at night, is visible the length of Fifth Avenue from the north and serves as a distinctive gateway to Midtown from the Central… Continue reading

727 Fifth Avenue, Tiffany’s & Co.

Designed by Cross & Cross in a sedate Art Moderne style, 727 Fifth Avenue has been home to New York’s most famous jewelry store since it was constructed in 1940.  The building is the fourth location for Tiffany’s and the second to be erected by the company, with McKim, Mead & White’s graceful 401-409 Fifth… Continue reading