30 East 31st Street weaves together architectural threads from NoMad’s eclectic collection of churches, mansions, hotels, and high-rises. Fluted terra cotta piers rising up the facade of this 40-story residential tower to define bays of brass-framed windows before interlacing to form an elegant lattice crown whose pointed arches recall the neighborhood’s Gothic Revival churches and Art Deco office buildings. Inside, the Gothic-inspired motif recurs in door and window frames, light fixtures, and other details. All of the building’s open-plan units feature natural stone surfaces, wide-plank oak floors, walnut cabinetry, and floor-to-ceiling windows. The full-floor penthouses, located behind the interlacing piers, are distinguished by triangular windows reminiscent of those in the crown of the Chrysler Building. With its blend of historic influences, refined detailing, and expansive apartments 30 East 31st Street is a contemporary update of the classic New York skyscraper.