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745 Fifth Avenue
|Also known as:||745 5th Avenue||Formerly:||Squibb Building|
Sitting in the southeast corner of Central Park, gazing intently at this Art Deco masterpiece it is very easy to imaging a New York City of another era. A time when "wireless" meant AM radio, not cell phones. A time of bakelite telephones with cloth cords; Dick Tracy comic strips; and city streets teeming with men wearing hats. A time that even to this day Hollywood portrays in black-and-white in spite of the fire engine red lips of the women walking past the glittering brass facades of architectural monuments like this.
> 2001 - The building is sold for $700 per square foot - a record at the time.
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This building used to house FAO Schwartz Toy Store before it moved across the street to GM building. It reminds me of the New York Daily News building on 42nd built during the same era. It has a feel of the original Rockefeller buildings of the 1930s.
Richard Preston - Sunday, June 15th, 2008 @ 11:30am
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