Capped with a crown of spires, this Art Deco skyscraper is decorated with diagonal and zigzag designs that evoke associations with electricity. Its brick cladding with terra-cotta ornament blends in with the materials of St. Bartholomew's church. With much of its base hidden behind the church, this is a rare example of a friendly, contextual juxtaposition of two buildings of different scale, type and age.



General Electric Tower
570 Lexington Avenue, Cross & Cross [1931] (Originally the RCA Victor Building)