The Caroline merges the two distinct building types of its neighborhood – slender loft buildings along 23rd Street and mercantile palaces along Sixth Avenue’s Ladies’ Mile Historic District. On Sixth Avenue, the facade invites a horizontal reading of lower floors suspended between two solid, brick bookends. Around the corner, the same palette of materials assumes the vertical rhythm established by 23rd Street. A prominent cornice unites these two facades, visually locking each mass into its streetscape. When completed, the Caroline was the largest new building ever to have been approved for a Historic District by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission.