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American-Standard Building

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American-Standard Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, August 3, 2015
1. American-Standard Building Marker
Inscription.  
Raymond M. Hood’s use of black brick, trimmed with golden colored stone, in the design of this building, is an early instance of vivid coloration on the surface of a skyscraper. Construction was completed in 1924 for the American Radiator Company, organized in 1892.

Plaque erected in 1963 by
The New York Community trust
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureIndustry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1924.
 
Location. 40° 45.177′ N, 73° 59.022′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on West 40th Street, on the right. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 40 West 40th Street, New York NY 10018, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Engineers Club (within shouting distance of this marker); Reservoir Square (within shouting distance of this marker); Buildings Overlooking Bryant Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Early Bryant Park (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bryant Park Today (about 400 feet away); Josephine Shaw Lowell Memorial Fountain
American-Standard Building image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, January 1, 4501
2. American-Standard Building
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(about 400 feet away); Benito Juarez (about 400 feet away); Monuments in Bryant Park (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
Regarding American-Standard Building. The building is listed in the "AIA (American Institute of Architects) Guide to New York City, Fifth Edition".
 
Also see . . .  Breaking Ground in Black and Gold -- American Radiator Building. "Daytonian in Manhattan" entry. (Submitted on March 20, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 22, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 15, 2018, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 112 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 15, 2018, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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