June 10, 2020

UP CLOSE: The Prospect Tower Plaque

A salute to the stone plaque at the entrance of No. 45, whose epic presentation reflects the building's status as the first to open in Tudor City. A close-up look, below, from top to bottom.

Under the pointed arch at the top of the plaque, the seal of New York.

Prospect Tower, announced in a Gothic typeface.

Beneath a mythological winged beast, Designed and Constructed by The Fred F. French Company. 

The year No. 45 opened ‒ Anno Domini One Thousand Nine-hundred Twenty Seven ‒ partly rendered in Latin to lend gravitas to the enterprise. At the base, a snail, a seahorse and other aquatic figures, heraldic symbols of fortitude.

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