200 madison avenue

Architecture, Landmarks Preservation Commission, Murray Hill

Photo: George Comfort & Sons via Landmarks Preservation Commission

One of Manhattan’s grandest lobbies is on its way to becoming a New York City landmark. The Landmarks Preservation Commission calendared the ornate, T-shaped lobby of 200 Madison Avenue earlier this summer and is expected to vote to designate the space as an interior landmark in the coming weeks. Designed by Warren & Wetmore in 1925, the firm behind Grand Central Terminal, the Midtown South lobby features a 200-foot-long through-block arcade that boasts a beautiful vaulted ceiling, polished marble walls, and other stunning elements reflective of the era.

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