Look Up: Sticking It to the Greeks on Lexington Avenue

Even the roof, which is pitched steeply, breaks from the typical Greek proportions. For a building of its width, a normal roof would have been raised merely a couple of feet, but in this case, the roof is large enough to encase a fourth story. Perhaps in this yearning for additional height, the root of Corbett’s later success with skyscrapers can be found.

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