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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...

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....

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

1913 – Woolworth Building, New York

Architect: Cass Gilbert The Woolworth Building was constructed in neo-Gothic style by architect Cass Gilbert, who was commissioned by Frank Woolworth in 1910 to design the new corporate headquarters. Originally planned to be...

06 August 2010

1909 – Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, New York

Architect: Napoleon LeBrun & Sons The Metropolitan Life Tower was designed by the architectural firm of Napoleon LeBrun & Sons, and modeled after the Campanile in Venice, Italy. It was constructed in 1909...

06 August 2010

1902 – Flatiron Building, New York

Architect: D.H. Burnham & Company The Flatiron Building, or Fuller Building as it was originally called, is considered to be one of the first skyscrapers ever built. The neighborhood around the building is...

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...

06 August 2010

1933 – GE Building, New York

Architect: Raymond Hood The GE Building is an Art Deco skyscraper that forms the centerpiece of Rockefeller Center in midtown Manhattan. Known as the RCA Building until 1988, it is most famous for...

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