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 façade 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.