Top of the Crown

John Schneider

Albany, United States

Artist's Description

Nikon D80, Nikkor AF-S DX ED 18-200mm VR lens at f5.6, 1/250sec, ISO 200, 200mm.

The Crown Building, formerly the Heckscher Building, at 730 Fifth Avenue and W57th in Manhattan NYC…. designed by the architectural firm of Warren & Westmore and built in 1921.

The steel framed, mixed-use building was the first office development resulting from the 1916 zoning variation. The 26-story building’s tower part follows the existing property and roof lines of the low-rises, after which it sets back to the French Renaissance tower with an octagonal pyramid roof and a tall chimney, both with gilded details. A rooster fiqure at the top was removed in 1942, to be melted for the war effort.
Source: www.nyc-architecture.com

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