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 has pride of place over the entrance.

The building makes an interesting comparison with the older and more ornate 213-231 Fifth Avenue to the south; neutral colors and Neo-Classical simplicity of detail have taken the place of red brick and Edwardian encrustations.

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