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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. Th 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.
 
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.
 
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 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); Ohio Company of Associates ( within shouting distance of this marker); Andries Reesís Tavern ( within shouting distance of this marker); City Hall to U.S.Capitol / Money Men / Nassau Changes Scale ( within shouting distance of this marker); J.P. Morgan Building ( about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 15, 2012, by Erik Lander of Brooklyn, New York. This page has been viewed 332 times since then and 24 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on April 15, 2012, by Erik Lander of Brooklyn, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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