1 East 57th Street

1 East 57th Street is a 15-story building by Cross & Cross much-altered by a grotesque store, now thankfully gone, that featured a mannequin of – no, really – Superman pushing a partially exterior elevator up and down the façade.  What remains retains some residual idea of the classical style of the 1930 design –… 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