Manhattan in New York County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The West Street Building
90 West Street
—Designated Landmark, New York City —
Completed in 1907, the West Street Building was designed by architect Cass Gilbert as a premier office skyscraper for the shipping and railroad industries. The building combines the classical tripartite configuration of base, shaft and capital, common on late nineteenth-century office buildings, with the twentieth–century romantic emphasis on verticality and decorative crowns. With its clustered piers, terra cotta cladding, and gothic detail, including griffin figures and a foliate cornice with gargoyles, the West Street Building serves as a precursor to Gilbert’s masterpiece, the Woolworth Building. On September 11th, 2001, the West Street Building was severely damaged by fire and falling debris from the collapse of the World Trade Center Towers. After extensive repairs, the building re-opened in 2005 as a residential apartment building.
This property has been placed on the
of Historic Places
by the United States
Department of the Interior
Erected 2010 by New York Landmarks Preservation Foundation.
Location. 40° 42.592′ N, 74° 0.87′ W. Marker is in Manhattan, New York, in New Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 90 West Steet, New York NY 10006, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Grosse Kugelkaryatide (Great Spherical Caryatid), 1971 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Anne Frank Tree (about 300 feet away); American Stock Exchange (about 700 feet away); Men who died whilst imprisoned in this City (approx. 0.2 miles away); Captain James Lawrence & Lieutenant Augustus C. Ludlow (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Wall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Trinity Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Veteran Corps of Artillery (approx. 0.2 miles away).
Also see . . . Cass Gilbert Society: The West Street Building. (Submitted on September 18, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
Additional keywords. 9/11 Memorial Visitors Center
Categories. • Disasters • Landmarks • Notable Buildings • Notable Events •
Credits. This page was last revised on March 9, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 18, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 469 times since then and 58 times this year. Last updated on April 21, 2013, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 18, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. 6. submitted on September 22, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on September 23, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. 11. submitted on March 7, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.