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530 Seventh Avenue
530 Seventh Avenue, Elevation on 7th Avenue. Buchman & Kahn, 1928. Courtesy of Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University in the City of New York.
Louis Adler, one of the major developers along Seventh Avenue, purchased the site at the southeast corner of 39th Street in 1928 and commissioned a design for this prestigious corner from Ely Jacques Kahn. Kahn custom designed lobbies for his major showroom buildings, often using extensive bronze detail, as is evident on the vestibule doors, elevator doors, grilles, mailbox, and directory board illustrated here.
530 Seventh Avenue, Detail of Bronze Work. Buchman & Kahn, 1928. Courtesy of Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University in the City of New York.