Sunday, December 06, 2015

Midtown Manhattan's Age of Opulence Is Now

Via Condé Nast Traveler: "The Baccarat’s arrival coincides with what optimists see as a new period of twenty-first-century opulence in Midtown, marking a return to an age when the neighborhood was better known for its elegance and formality than for the crass commercialism of the years when Disney clamped mouse ears on the facade of one august Fifth Avenue building (the same place currently tenanted by Lauren’s Polo flagship); when Diesel jeans covered the streetside facade of a building with a layer of rusted steel; when it looked as though the plug-ugly Trump Tower might overshadow its more distinguished neighbors both symbolically and actually." Read the article: Midtown Manhattan's Age of Opulence Is Now by Guy Trebay, April 21, 2015 Conde Nast Traveler