737 Fifth Avenue, Northeast corner at 56th Street.
A 68-story building with bronze-coloured glass towers. This building is very fine because of its detailing and, more importantly, its thin, stepped massing.
The tower is made to appear even thinner by its straight-edge fluting, which also creates more corner windows that are more saleable. (The project's apartment layouts had to be modified during construction when it was discovered that too many corner bedrooms looked into other apartment bedrooms.
The vertical stepping of the base of the tower on Fifth Avenue is brilliantly executed to create great visual interest for pedestrians, especially because the setbacks are lushly landscaped and play host to choral groups during the Christmas season, perhaps the most charming holiday display in a city and a neighborhood noted for its festive observations.
- Copyright: Nic Croad (graveworm) (563)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-11-00
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS Kiss Digital(300D), Canon EFS 18-55mm
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Towers from below [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2005-10-25 19:18