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New York. The Sherry Netherland Building | by egold.
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New York. The Sherry Netherland Building

THE SHERRY NETHERLAND HOTEL (781 Fifth Avenue)

[Schulze & Weaver and Buchman & Kahn]

This skyscraper was completed in 1927 as the then-tallest apartment hotel in the world for Louis Sherry and Lucius Boomer.

Louis Sherry was an established provider of high-range confectionery items and catering on both sides of the Atlantic -- including the connecting transatlantic liners.

 

According to authors Stern, Gilmartin and Mellins, Buchman & Kahn assisted Schultze & Weaver in the design of the Sherry Netherland Hotel that replaced William H. Hume's New Netherland Hotel of 1892, "one of the city's first steel-framed buildings." During its construction, a major fire broke out in its scaffolding before its standpipes were functioning, but the hotel was not destroyed. The 570-foot-high, 38-story building was the world's tallest apartment hotel when it was opened and all the floors above the 24th had only one apartment each...

 

Please don't worry - it was no fire when I made the shot... the story of this building

inspired me to make this picture in firy-gold color combination... Just in case I have another version with blue sky...

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Taken on December 18, 2007