I have had a number of people ask if the Gordon is based on a prototype or if it is my own design, the short answer is yes!
There have been many that I have taken ideas from, but the two main influencers are the two buildings bellow. I don't know the names of either but I will tell you the little info that I do know.
The first I do know it resides in mid town Manhattan among the thousands of nameless mid-block mid-rises. I initially was going to use this design at the reduced height of where the Gordon currently sits. I decided to change it up when I found the photo of the other building and I decided to make it into a okay example of art-deco. That building is in Europe, but I forget what country.