Justin Davidson, PhD, Pulitzer Prize winning architecture critic from New York Magazine, led over 90 guests through an architectural journey of New York City 55 stories in the air at 277 Fifth Avenue last Thursday, September 13th.
Over 90 brokers and NYC photographers attended to catch a peek at the unique program which highlighted anecdotes and back stories on both iconic and little-known buildings across the city.
Davidson framed out birdseye views that can be seen from the full-floor penthouse, like Cass Gilbert’s Art Deco Met Life New York Life Building, the iconic Flatiron Building, Ellis Island and the nearby Empire State Building.
Guests enjoyed live music by Sterling Quartet, an electric string band that performed eclectic covers, refreshments from Blankslate Tea and catering by Mangia. 277 Fifth Avenue is a striking, modern tower designed by internationally-acclaimed architect Rafael Viñoly and developed by Victor Group and Lendlease. Jeffrey Beers International is responsible for the interiors. Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group is the exclusive sales and marketing agent.