36 West 25th Street

George F. Pelham

This 16-story loft building was designed in the Renaissance Revival style, and stands out on the block for its richly ornate fa├žade and intact storefront details. The first three floors of the building form its base, with a rusticated enframement, metal window articulation and a dentilled cornice with a large central cartouche at its crown. The ground floor storefront features a leaded glass transom surmounted by a cornice with rosettes and half-sunburst patterns. The upper stories are equally ornate, with four central metal bays and molded vertical piers of terra-cotta running up the length of the building. Another grand cornice with brackets and cartouches sits above the 13th floor.