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The West Street Building

90 West Street

 

—Designated Landmark, New York City —

 
The West Street Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, September 15, 2012
1. The West Street Building Marker
Inscription.
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.

New York Landmarks Preservation Foundation
2010

This property has been placed on the
National Register
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
The West Street Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, September 15, 2012
2. The West Street Building Marker
- visible lower right, on the building's west face, between the third and fourth doorways from the right.
York County. Marker is at the intersection of Water Street (New York State Route 9A) and Albany Street on Water Street. 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. American Stock Exchange (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); 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); New York State Society of the Cincinnati (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Trinity Church (approx. 0.2 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Cass Gilbert Society: The West Street Building. (Submitted on September 18, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
2. 9/11 Memorial: Survivor Tree. (Submitted on September 21, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
 
Additional keywords. 9/11 Memorial Visitors Center
 
Categories. DisastersLandmarksNotable BuildingsNotable Events
 
Display inside the building's 9/11 Memorial Visitors Center image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, September 15, 2012
3. Display inside the building's 9/11 Memorial Visitors Center
Display inside the building's 9/11 Memorial Visitors Center image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, September 15, 2012
4. Display inside the building's 9/11 Memorial Visitors Center
The West Street Building image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, September 15, 2012
5. The West Street Building
The West Street Building: main (residential) entrance image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, September 15, 2012
6. The West Street Building: main (residential) entrance
The "Survivor Tree" - north of Liberty Street on the World Trade Center Memorial site image. Click for full size.
By Grace C. Miller, September 15, 2012
7. The "Survivor Tree" - north of Liberty Street on the World Trade Center Memorial site
9/11 Memorial Pool on the site of "WTC 1", the <i>North Tower image. Click for full size.
By Grace C. Miller, September 15, 2012
8. 9/11 Memorial Pool on the site of "WTC 1", the North Tower
9/11 Memorial Pool on the site of "WTC 2" the <i>South Tower image. Click for full size.
By Grace C. Miller, September 15, 2012
9. 9/11 Memorial Pool on the site of "WTC 2" the South Tower
"One World Trade Center" (soon to be the tallest building in North America), image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, September 15, 2012
10. "One World Trade Center" (soon to be the tallest building in North America),
looming at the northwest corner of the memorial site behind the low-rise white pavilion - entrance to the subterranean 9/11 Memorial Museum, presently under construction.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 6, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 18, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 377 times since then and 25 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. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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