New York in New York County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Landmarks of New York
Under construction from 1920 to 1928, the corporate headquarters for John D. Rockefellerís Standard Oil Company was built on one of the largest parcels assembled in Manhattan at the time. The architectural firm of Carrere & Hastings, along with Shreve, Lamb & Blake as associated architects, designed the limestone-clad skyscraper. The curved base and skewed towers are part of a complex renaissance inspired design that reflects the alignment of Broadway and the irregular pentagonal plot. The prominent tower is crowned by a bronze brazier surrounded by flaming torches. These symbols of the corporate power of the oil industry giant were meant to be visible to travelers entering New York Harbor.
Erected 2000 by New York Landmarks Preservation Foundation.
Location. 40° 42.33′ N, 74° 0.792′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on Broadway near 26 Broadway, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is located across the street from the charging bull at Bowling Green. Marker is in this post office area: New York NY 10004, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bowling Green / Sports Museum of America (a few steps from this marker); In Honor of Evacuation Day 175th Anniversary of Greek Independence (within shouting distance of this marker); Cunard Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Francis Makemie (within shouting distance of this marker); George T. Delacorte (within shouting distance of this marker); Bowling Green (within shouting distance of this marker); McComb Mansion (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
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