Empire State Building, 339 Fifth Avenue
350 Fifth Avenue, William F. Lamb of Shreve, Lamb and Harmon, 1929-31
Renwick, Aspinwall & Russell, 1889
At the corner of 33rd Street and Fifth Avenue, one can look up at the Empire State Building, a New York City and American icon. Its varied massing and impressive height are on especially prominent display from this vantage point, as is its Art Deco entrance on Fifth Avenue. An interesting juxtaposition just across the street to the east is the Renaissance Revival style carriage store at number 339, a rare survivor in this midtown context. The rather squat, but strong building features three-story, round-arch windows on both the Fifth Avenue and 33rd Street façades, as well as ornamental roundels between the arches, panels at the roofline and a dentilled cornice.
The Empire State Building was designed a New York City Individual Landmark and an Interior Landmark in 1981.