The Roosevelt is a vertical 12-story brick-sheathed box; the division of the facade into three parts, base, shaft, and capital—a treatment based on classical architecture—has been articulated by a sparse use of Regency-inspired detailing and ornamentation. Medallions, garlanded panels, and finials projecting from the top of the parapet crown the building. Within, the public spaces, especially the two-story lobby, employ the then-popular Italian Renaissance details.
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