I have veered a bit from my original intention . . . to showcase lost/forgotten/broken exterior clocks in Manhattan.
Let me return with one of my favorites, wrecked (along with the entire building) in the late 1990's to make way for the Times Square Redevelopment.
(Factors, by the way, are really bankers, asset-based lenders, to use their own terminology. The firm, in case you are in need of money to jump-start your fashion house, is still in business.)
Originally Commercial Trust Building
then Rosenthal and Rosenthal Factors
1451 Broadway at 41st Street