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40 Wall Street

 
 
40 Wall Street Marker image. Click for full size.
By Erik Lander, April 5, 2012
1. 40 Wall Street Marker
Inscription.  Built in 1929-30 as the Manhattan Company Building, this pictureseque 927 foot tall skyscraper was planned as the world's tallest building. Crowned by a pyramidal roof and French Gothic spire, it remains an imposing presence on the lower Manhattan skyline. It was designed by H. Craig Severance with Yasau Matsui associate architect and Shreve & Lamb consulting architects. The Manhattan Company, formed in 1799 to provide pure water to the city, established the Bank of Manhattan that same year in a rowhouse on this site. Between 1929 and 1960, the Bank of Manhattan maintained banking faciilites in this skyscraper. 40 Wall Street was acquired by the Trump Organization in 1995.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings.
 
Location. 40° 42.419′ N, 74° 0.583′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on Wall Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 40 Wall Street, New York NY 10005, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Federal Hall National Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Federal Hall National Memorial (within
40 Wall Street image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner
2. 40 Wall Street
shouting distance of this marker); On this site in Federal Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); 48 Wall Street / 40 Wall Street (within shouting distance of this marker); Bank of New York & Trust Company Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Wall Street Palisade (within shouting distance of this marker); Ohio Company of Associates (within shouting distance of this marker); 55 Wall Street (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
Regarding 40 Wall Street. The building is listed in the "AIA (American Institute of Architects) Guide to New York City, Fifth Edition".
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 15, 2012, by Erik Lander of Brooklyn, New York. This page has been viewed 426 times since then and 25 times this year. Last updated on March 15, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. Photos:   1. submitted on April 15, 2012, by Erik Lander of Brooklyn, New York.   2. submitted on December 21, 2018, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Michael Herrick was the editor who published this page.
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