275 Madison Avenue Building

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

275 Madison Avenue

ARCHITECT: Kenneth Franzheim

DATE: 1930-31

STYLE: Art Deco

Art Deco Manhattan Murray Hill

The 275 Madison Avenue Building is an outstanding Art Deco skyscraper dating from the end of New York’s 1920s and early-1930s skyscraper boom. It is among a handful of buildings completed in New York City by architect Kenneth Franzheim, a prominent designer of theaters, department stores, apartment houses, and office buildings. It has a striking polished-granite base with rich abstract ornament and a compelling black-and-silver color scheme. It features a dramatically massed, slab-form tower. Its Art Deco ornament and streamlined, austerely ornamented tower bridge the exuberant Art Deco style and the spare, sculptural qualities of the International Style.

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

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