This is a corner of a building I've often admired on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. It was originally built as a residential hotel and is now apartments. Here is some information excerpted from Wikipedia: "The Ansonia residents lived in luxurious apartments with multiple bedrooms, parlors, libraries, and formal dining rooms that were often round or oval. Besides the usual array of tearooms, restaurants, and a grand ballroom, the Ansonia had Turkish baths and a lobby fountain with live seals. Another unusual feature of the building is its cattle elevator, which enabled dairy cows to be stabled on the roof.
The Ansonia has had many celebrated residents, including: the baseball player, Babe Ruth; the composer, Igor Stravinksy; and the Italian tenor, Enrico Caruso, who chose the hotel to live in because of its thick walls."