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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.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Fred F. French Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Grand Central Terminal (approx. 0.2 miles away); Charles Scribner's Sons Building

230 Park Avenue Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 16, 2012
2. 230 Park Avenue Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); "The Kneeling Fireman" (approx. ¼ mile away); Rockefeller Center (approx. ¼ mile away); Papal Visits to New York City (approx. 0.3 miles away); New York Public Library (approx. 0.3 miles away); New York Daily News Building (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
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 San Jose, California.) 
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
230 Park Avenue Entrance image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 16, 2012
3. 230 Park Avenue Entrance
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
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 7, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 412 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 7, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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