725 Fifth Avenue, Trump Tower

Taken for what it is, Trump Tower at 725 Fifth Avenue is a surprisingly suave entry in the High Tech architectural category.  Designed by Der Scutt for developer Donald Trump and the Equitable Life Assurance Company, the building has lost several of its original grace notes over the years, including the pretty little stepped forest… Continue reading

555 Fifth Avenue

An intriguing building, 555 Fifth Avenue was originally designed in 1955 by Emery Roth & Sons and was a simple Mid-Century building similar to 529 Fifth Avenue.  Redesigned in 1993 by architect Der Scutt, the building was transformed, according to The New York Times, by “Caledonia gray flame-finished granite, mocha-colored semi-circular elements, sandstone aluminum panels… Continue reading