Midtown South in Manhattan in New York County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Garment District Mural
The mural surrounding the lobby entrance was created by the noted mosaic artist Max Spivak (1906-1981) when this building was originally constructed in 1958. The offices, then on the edge of the Garment District, were intended to appeal to clothing and fabric businesses and Mr. Spivak’s seemingly abstract shapes evoke the mannequins, needles, awls, hand irons and other tools of clothing designers and manufacturers.
The mural was restored and conserved by Miotto Mosaic Art Studio under the direction of Gonzales Architects as part of the complete renovation of the building by Equity Office and Blackstone.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1958.
Location. 40° 45.232′ N, 73° 59.131′ W. Marker is in Manhattan, New York, in New York County. It is in Midtown South. Marker is on West 40th Street west of Sixth Avenue, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5 Bryant Park, New York NY 10018, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Andrada (within shouting distance of this marker); Benito Juarez Byrant Park Studios (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Early Bryant Park (about 300 feet away); Welcome to Bryant Park (about 300 feet away); Josephine Shaw Lowell Memorial Fountain (about 400 feet away); Bryant Park Chess (about 400 feet away); Bryant Park Games (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Manhattan.
Also see . . . "Extended 2nd Life for a Mosaic Mural That Was Lost for Years". New York Times article (04/09/15) on the rediscovery and restoration. (Submitted on September 8, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on January 31, 2023. It was originally submitted on September 8, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 191 times since then and 87 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 8, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.
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