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400/425 5th Avenue

Night view photograph: Evan Joseph. Courtesy of Hundred Stories PR

Left: Norman McGrath. Courtesy of Michael Graves & Associates Right: Evan Joseph. Courtesy of Hundred Stories PR


The two towers that poke above the surrounding mid-rise context of Midtown South are 425 Fifth Avenue (at left), completed in 2003, and 400 Fifth Avenue, a mixed-use hotel and condominium. Both use decorative window patterns and masonry cladding that nod to Art Deco skyscrapers of the 1920s.

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