Fuller Building

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Coordinates: 40°45′45″N 73°58′19″W / 40.7624°N 73.9719°W / 40.7624; -73.9719

The Fuller Building was also the original name of the Flatiron Building
The building in 2009
The three story entrance, with architectural sculptures by Elie Nadelman at the top

The Fuller Building is an office skyscraper in Manhattan located at 41 East 57th Street on the corner of Madison Avenue. It was built for the Fuller Construction Company in 1929 after they moved from the Flatiron Building. The building was designed by Walker & Gillette in the Art Deco style, although in a very conservative fashion.[1] The building's exterior features architectural sculpture by Elie Nadelman, and the interior has richly decorated vestibules and lobbies featuring marble walls, bronze detailing, and mosaic floors.[1]

Christopher Gray wrote in The New York Times about the building that "[i]t was built in 1929 as a jazz-age testament to the emerging commercial chic of 57th Street,"[2] while the AIA Guide to New York City calls it "[t]he Brooks Brothers of Art Deco: black, gray and white."[3]

The building was designated a New York City Landmark in 1986.[1]

Art galleries[edit]

The Fuller Building is known for housing a number of New York's most important galleries including the André Emmerich Gallery (closed), the Robert Miller Gallery (moved), the Charles Egan Gallery (closed), the David McKee Gallery (moved), David Findlay Jr. Gallery, Katharina Rich Perlow Gallery, Zabriskie Gallery, Andrew Crispo Gallery (closed), and the pioneering Pierre Matisse Gallery (closed), amongst others. Although several galleries have either moved or closed, many newer ones, such as the Jason McCoy Gallery (11th floor), or Auctionata, the online auction house, and the Wendt Gallery have taken their place.

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Notes

  1. ^ a b c New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission; Postal, Matthew A. (ed. and text); Dolkart, Andrew S. (text). (2009) Guide to New York City Landmarks (4th ed.) New York: John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 978-0-470-28963-1, p.118
  2. ^ Christopher Gray, "Streetscapes/Fuller Building; Art Deco Delight Seeks to Recapture Its Past Glory," The New York Times, June 11, 1995.
  3. ^ White, Norval & Willensky, Elliot with Leadon, Fran (2010). AIA Guide to New York City (5th ed.). New York: Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780195383867. , p.336

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