Cord Meyer Development Company
Address: 71st Road and Queens Boulevard
Neighborhood: Forest Hills
Architect: Engelhardt, T. H.
Current Status: Significantly Altered
Award: Bronze Plaque for Commercial
Typology: Commercial Building
The basic shape of this curved corner commercial site is still visible although otherwise largely altered. The original design attempted to be classic yet contemporary by being both low-scale with numerous windows and use of elegant materials such as limestone, white marble, stainless steel, and granite. There were also originally numerous neon signs advertising the commercial establishments located here, although not referenced in the award program. Today the building is a bank and over the entrance in the recessed curve is a large mural of the sites of Forest Hills, a fitting addition to a commercial building built and owned by the company that developed much of the surrounding neighborhood.