Haskins & Sells Building

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

35 West 39th Street

ARCHITECT: Frederick C. Zobel

DATE: 1912

STYLE: Renaissance Revival

Manhattan Midtown West Renaissance Revival

The 12-story Renaissance Revival-style building is an imaginative and graceful combination of architectural elements and details. The tripartite design features an arcaded base characterized by two-story round-arched openings and elaborate terra-cotta ornament inlaid with marble details. The door and window openings of the first and second stories are further articulated by cast-iron details featuring intricate grillwork, elongated baluster columns, and semi-circular foliated pediments. From the base, the structure ascends to a canted tower constructed primarily of blonde brick and crowned by even more exuberant terra-cotta and marble detailing, including a modillioned cornice. A balustraded terra-cotta balcony is located at the fourth story, where the tower begins its canted ascent.

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

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