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230 Park Avenue

Designated Landmark New York City

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, May 16, 2012
1. 230 Park Avenue Marker
Inscription.  Designed by architects Warren & Wetmore, 230 Park Avenue was built in 1927-29 as the New York Central Building, sitting astride Park Avenue just north of Grand Central Terminal. The building’s honeycombed base and slender tower dominate the street corridor, while its glowing pyramidal roof, capped by an ornate cupola, shines among New York’s constellation of illuminated towers.

The structure is exceptional for its superb engineering and innovative traffic circulation patterns, accommodating the flow of both midtown vehicular and pedestrian traffic. The New York Central Railroad considered 230 Park Avenue the crowning achievement of its terminal city complex of hotels and offices.
 
Erected 1999 by New York Landmarks Preservation Foundation.
 
Location. 40° 45.277′ N, 73° 58.552′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is at the intersection of Park Avenue and East 46th Street on Park Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 230 Park Avenue, New York NY 10017, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Nathan Hale (about 500 feet away,

230 Park Avenue Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 16, 2012
2. 230 Park Avenue Marker
measured in a direct line); The Bronxville Eagle (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Fred F. French Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Vanderbilt Eagle (approx. 0.2 miles away); Grand Central Terminal (approx. 0.2 miles away); Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen Place (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Chrysler Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Charles Scribner's Sons Building (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
Regarding 230 Park Avenue. The building is listed in the "AIA (American Institute of Architects) Guide to New York City, Fifth Edition".
 
Also see . . .  Helmsey Building _ Wikipedia. The Helmsley Building is a 35-story located at 230 Park Avenue in New York City. Before the erection of the Pan Am Building, now the MetLife Building, this building stood out over the city's second most prestigious avenue as it was the tallest structure in the great "Terminal City" complex around Grand Central Terminal designed by Warren & Wetmore.[1][2] The building was designated a New York City Landmark in 1987 (Submitted on July 7, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.)
230 Park Avenue Entrance image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 16, 2012
3. 230 Park Avenue Entrance
 
 
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230 Park Avenue image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 16, 2012
4. 230 Park Avenue
Overhead Roadways around Grand Central Terminal image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 16, 2012
5. Overhead Roadways around Grand Central Terminal
Built 1927-1922 City of New York James Walker, Mayor Julius Miller, President of Borough of Manhattan New York Central Railroad Patrick E. Crowley, President In Memoriam Amos Schaeffer Ira A. Place George A. Harwood
230 Park Avenue image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, August 15, 2015
6. 230 Park Avenue
The Helmsley Building (originally the New York Central Building)
The Helmsley Bulding Clock image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, August 16, 2019
7. The Helmsley Bulding Clock
Echoes of the Grand Central Terminal Clock.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on August 19, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 7, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 493 times since then and 29 times this year. Last updated on August 11, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 7, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.   6. submitted on August 11, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.   7. submitted on August 17, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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