Robert Maynicke designed this distinguished Neo-Classical building for developer Henry Corn in 1897. Located within the Ladies’ Mile Historic District of Manhattan, the long narrow 12 story structure occupies a corner site just west of the historic Flatiron Building. The east end of the narrow Sohmer Piano Building is capped with a magnificent two-story octagonal cupola with a ribbed gold leaf dome and flagpole. Many of the architectural features were in need of reconstruction and restoration. Part of the building-wide repair program included the restoration of the cupola dome, which consisted of waterproofing and re-cladding the dome in copper, and hand-applied 24k gold leaf gilding. The work also included extensive reconstruction and restoration of terra cotta and limestone features and replacement of a 50-foot long skylight and integrated mansard roof.

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