Shelton Hotel

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

525 Lexington Avenue

ARCHITECT: Arthur Loomis Harmon

DATE: 1924

STYLE: Lombard Revival, Hotel

east midtown Hotel Lombard Revival Manhattan

Designated November 22, 2016

Even while it was under construction the Shelton Hotel was recognized as the first successful embodiment of the massing requirements of the 1916 Zoning Law, notable for its soaring expression of height, powerful simple massing, striking silhouette, and exceptional handling of materials and details. The 31-story-plus-penthouse building is designed in the Lombard Revival style incorporating Medieval and Renaissance details. Above a beautifully detailed limestone base, its facades are clad with multi-hued greyish-brown brick and terra cotta. There are three setbacks, stepping up to a central tower, and a picturesque hipped-roofed penthouse.

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STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

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