The final version did emphasize the central mass, but it was much more of an ungainly brute than the original design. Blame the detailing: instead of the quoin stones and quasi-classical details, they went for the new stripped-down modern look, popularized by East Coast hotels of the early 20s.

It lacks a central entrance facing the park. There's a standard storefront under the silly groomed-poodle pilasters on the second floor. The entire building ought to focus down to that point, and it was probably a shoe store.

There was a drugstore on the corner. There was always a drug store on the corner. There will always be a drugstore on the corner.