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Architecture du Jour Illustrated by Five Faces of Harry Winston

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Streetscapes turns its archival eye onto no. 718 Fifth Avenue, better known as the Harry Winston store—though it's actually the storied building's fourth identity since its construction in 1872. One re-look for 178 Fifth is missing: the jeweler hired Pasanella + Klein (now PKSB) in the mid-80s to renovate the building yet again, but their proposal for a "new 18-floor structure with a facade of horizontally striped masonry and an arch-topped glazed tower" was never approved. Now it's covered in scaffolding, but that's not the sixth iteration either: the facade is being cleaned and restored to its "original creamy color" circa 1960.
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