Former Piano Showroom City’s Newest Interior Landmark

Reception room and hallway of ornate Steinway & Sons piano showroom, designed by Warren & Wetmore, date to 1925. On September 10, 2013, the Landmarks Preservation Commission voted to designate the hallway and reception room of the former Steinway & Sons retail space at 109 West 57th Street as an interior City landmark. The interior is housed in a 16-story building designed by the firm of Warren & Wetmore, the architects behind other prominent City … <Read More>

Opulent Piano Retail Space Considered as a Potential Interior Landmark

Owner’s representative expressed support for designation; testified that landmark would be preserved in context of planned larger development. On July 23, 2013, the Landmarks Preservation Commission held a hearing on the potential designation of the reception room and adjoining rooms and hallways of the Steinway & Sons retail space at 109 West 57th Street in Manhattan. The neo-Renaissance interior was completed in 1928 to designs by the firm of Warren & Wetmore. Warren & … <Read More>

Art Deco tower and its lobby landmarked

Warren & Wetmore-designed eighteen- story building features an ornate marble and bronze lobby. On September 20, 2011, Landmarks designated the 1925 Madison- Belmont Building at 181 Madison Avenue as an individual City landmark, and the building’s first-floor lobby as an interior landmark. The architecture firm Warren & Wetmore designed the eighteen-story building with Neo-Renaissance and Art Deco elements, including iron and bronze framing on the building’s entrances and first three floors. The lower floor detailing, … <Read More>

Two East 56th Street townhouses designated

French Renaissance Revival style buildings housed financiers in area known as “Banker’s Row.” On July 24, 2007, Landmarks unanimously designated both the Frederick & Birdsall Otis Edey Residence and the Henry Seligman Residence as individual City landmarks. Both French Renaissance revival style residences were built off Fifth Avenue at the turn of the century.

Architectural firm Warren & Wetmore designed the Edey residence, as well as several other City landmarks, including Grand Central Terminal and … <Read More>

Two buildings designated

Buildings with distinctive decorative terra cotta landmarked. On April 18, 2006, Landmarks approved 2 Park Avenue and the Stewart & Company Building, at 404 Fifth Avenue, as City landmarks. 2 Park Avenue, designed by Ely Jacques Kahn and built between 1926-28, is a significant example of Art Deco architecture. One of the first Americans to adopt the emergent European Art Deco style, Kahn’s work is characterized by interweaving forms and geometric masses. In 2 Park, … <Read More>