246 Fifth Avenue

One of the earliest commercial buildings on this stretch of the avenue, 246 Fifth Avenue was constructed in two stages in 1889 to designs by John E. Terhune.  Engagingly cranky Richardsonian Romanesque features are obscured by a (non-original) pink paint job that brings the building into an uneasy accord with 251 Fifth Avenue, located diagonally… Continue reading

160 Fifth Avenue, The Mohawk Building

A solid example of the late commercial style of architecture, 160 Fifth Avenue was designed by the popular and prolific architect R.H. Robertson, whose work includes numerous townhouses, mansions, public buildings and commercial works, including the enormous Park Row Building of 1899, the tallest building in the world for nearly a decade; Hammersmith Farms, the… Continue reading

156 Fifth Avenue

A rare and highly finished example of the Richardsonian Romanesque, 156 Fifth Avenue is a magnificently assured work by the firm of Rowe & Baker. Constructed in 1894-1895, the building was commissioned by the Presbyterian Church of America to house its publishing offices and serve as one of two national headquarters for church operations (the… Continue reading

148-152 Fifth Avenue

A robust example of the Romanesque Revival, 148-152 Fifth Avenue was erected by the Methodist Book Concern, a religious and educational charity founded in 1779. Designed by architect Edward H. Kendall and built in 1888-1890, it is one of the earliest skyscrapers on this stretch of Fifth Avenue. The heavily rusticated base, multi-story arcades and lavishly… Continue reading

Just Off Fifth: 66 East 11th Street Open House

Landmark Branding recently attended an open house at 66 East 11th Street’s duplex penthouse, a new architectural project by Delos Living, a wellness lifestyle brand backed by Deepak Chopra and focused on organic, energy-efficient and health-conscious living environments. Featuring advanced related technologies that included Vitamin C-filtered showers and anti-microbal treatments for high-use surfaces, the apartment also boasts… Continue reading