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18 August 2010

1952 – Lever Building, New York

Architect: Skidmore Owings & Merrill LLP At the time of its construction, this steel and glass prism was the only corporate building among the avenue’s masonry residential structures. Although the building was also...

18 August 2010

1957 – Seagram Building, New York

Architect: Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, with Philip Johnson (interiors) Generally recognized as the finest example of skyscrapers in the International Style. Much of the building’s success comes from its elegant proportions, and...

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

1977 – Citigroup Center, New York

Architect: Stubbins Associates / Emery Roth & Sons The Citigroup Center (formerly Citicorp Center) is one of the most distinctive and imposing in New York’s skyline, with a 45° angled top and a...

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,...

17 August 2010

1989 – 60 Wall Street, New York

Architect: Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo & Associates Built between 1987 and 1989 as the headquarters for J.P. Morgan & Co., the tower has over 1.7 million square feet of office space. The tower...

10 August 2010

2010 – Beekman Tower, New York

Architect: Frank Gehry A 76-story skyscraper currently under construction and designed by Frank Gehry. The Beekman Tower will be one of the tallest buildings in the city when completed and will contain a...