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Architecture of New York

17 August 2010

1927 – The Sherry-Netherland Hotel, New York

Architects: Schulze & Weaver At streetlevel the hotel seems to be a large formidable mass but eventually narrows for the tower where each floor has only one apartment. The spirelike top with French...

21 September 2009

1929 – Chrysler Building, New York

Architect: William Van Alen A distinctive symbol of New York City, originally built for the Chrysler Corporation, this was the first structure in the world to surpass the 1,000 foot mark. At the...

06 August 2010

1929 – Daily News Building, New York

Architect: Raymond Hood The Daily News Building was the home of the New York Daily News until the mid-1990s.. It is known as the model for the headquarters of the fictional newspaper Daily...

12 December 2012

1929 – Rand Building, Buffalo, New York

Architect: Franklyn & William Kidd One of Buffalo’s “Skyscrapers” which makes up our Metropolitan skyline. Built in 1929 by the Marine Trust Company of Buffalo, rising 408 feet above street level-including a 40...

17 August 2010

1930 – 40 Wall Street, New York

Architect: H. Craig Severance 40 Wall Street is a 70-story skyscraper located in New York City. Originally known as the Bank of Manhattan Trust building, the building was designed by H. Craig Severance...

17 August 2010

1931 – 20 Exchange Place, New York

Architect: Cross & Cross A 59 floor Art Deco building in New York built between 1930-1931, for the newly merged National City Bank of New York and the Farmers’ Loan and Trust Company,...

10 August 2010

1931 – American Stock Exchange, New York

Architect: Starrett & Van Vleck This Art Deco building is actually a 1930-31 reconstruction of an earlier Curb Exchange Building, with additional floors. The original building was also designed by Starrett & Van...

21 September 2009

1931 – Empire State Building, New York

Architect: Shreve, Lamb & Harmon Associates Designed by Shreve, Lamb and Harmon, the Empire State Building was finished in 1931. Since the World Trade Center was destroyed in the September 11, 2001 attacks,...

17 August 2010

1932 – American International Building, New York

Architect: Clinton & Russell, Holton & George Completed in 1932 during the New York skyscraper race, which accounts for its gothic-like spire-topped appearance to gain height, a popular architectural device at that time....