1016 Fifth Avenue

An elegant brick-clad building, 1016 Fifth Avenue was completed in 1926 to designs by John B. Peterkin, whose best-known work in New York, the Art Deco Terminal Building formerly at 42nd Street and Park Avenue, was demolished in 1983 for the Phillip Morris Building. A less dramatic structure, 1016 Fifth Avenue is still among the… Continue reading

1014 Fifth Avenue

The former home of the Goethe Institute (now relocated to Irving Place), 1014 Fifth Avenue was once part of a pair of speculative houses designed by Welch, Smith & Provot. In contrast to their design for the Duke-Semans Mansion, the firm produced a reserved façade for 1014 Fifth Avenue…which more recent arrivals have left looking… Continue reading

1010 Fifth Avenue

1010 Fifth Avenue was designed and developed by Fred F. French, whose spectacular eponymous Art Deco tower stands at 551 Fifth Avenue. French’s other residential projects include the famed Tudor City flanking East 42nd Street and overlooking the United Nations; 1010 Fifth Avenue is less fantastical than either project but is a handsome presence nonetheless…. Continue reading