670 Sixth Avenue

670 Sixth Avenue is a late 19th century townhouse that was clad in the 1960s with a glass and aluminum modernist facade that was remarkable for its inescapable datedness and complete obliviousness to the other architecture on the block. As with Madison Square Garden, this is a summative artifact of 1960s arrogance. However, a repurposing of the building as yet another bank, resulted in a cleanup of the facade to a state that gives at least a glimmer of the attraction that such architectural mistakes had for their generation.

670 Sixth Avenue
7/17/2006 07:59 PM
670 Sixth Avenue
7/17/2006 07:59 PM
670 Sixth Avenue
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670 Sixth Avenue
9/7/2007 02:21 PM
670 Sixth Avenue
9/7/2007 02:22 PM