5. 18 E. 41st St. Building

The 21-story, neo-Gothic skyscraper at 18 East 41st Street was completed in 1914. Since its establishment, it has hosted a variety of tenants, from Broadway actor Donald Brian and movie director Dudley Murphy to private clubs and doctors, among others.

Its striking facade is characterized by white, beige and blue terra cotta accents, believed to be inspired by medieval and modern influences. The building as a whole is also representative of the earliest evolution of skyscrapers in East Midtown.