National Geographic : 1928 Nov
<THE FIFTH AVENUE BUILDING Where many avenues of COMMERCE meet yYY NEW YORK, the world's richest market S. . Madison Square at the commercial heart of New York where the city's great thoroughfares cross. . . .Here is situated The Fifth Avenue Building, meeting place of many businesses. These busy, throbbing avenues of commerce-Broadway and Fifth Ave nue-lead to your door, when you have offices in The Fifth Avenue Build ing. Out-of-town buyers from every part of the country do business here. They range from buyers of dainty greeting cards to purchasers of milling machinery for gigantic paper mills. You have only to read the office directory in the lobby of The Fifth Avenue Building to under stand why these buyers are here. Tenants enjoy the prestige of a world- famous address-200 Fifth Avenue. For many decades this site was occupied by The Fifth Avenue Hotel, a meeting place of fashion and cosmopolitan im portance. These tenants are in the midst of New York's commercial life. They are close to all up-town and down town-ten minutes by subway from the Pennsylvania Station and but thir teen from Grand Central. Two ele vated lines are nearby. Surface lines and busses pass the door. With such accessibility, pleasant sur roundings, business activity, the ad vantage of an address known the world over, it is not difficult to understand why The Fifth Avenue Building has gained such high standing in the com mercial life of New York. THE FIFTH AVENUE BUILDING Broadway and Fifth Avenue, at Madison Square, New York "More than an office building"