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Old Posted May 10, 2009, 8:24 PM
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Smile NEW YORK | 40 Wall Street | 927 feet | 70 Stories

Once the tallest building in the world (it surpassed the Woolworth building after 17 years but was surpassed by the Chrysler Building just weeks later), 40 Wall Street is undeniably one of the least appreciated architectural marvels of history (and a construction marvel too, it was built in 11 months). With a gorgeous parti, sleek, gorgeous ornamentation, and a awe-inspiring, pyramidal pinnacle 927 feet from the street, it still baffles me how generally ignored this building is. In fact, until the construction of the Empire State Building, 40 Wall Street had the highest occupied floor on earth (almost 75 feet higher than the Chrysler).

Maybe it's its mid street location (it's nearly impossible to take good pictures from street level, I've tried many times), or the fact that the Chrysler Building and the Empire State Building stole the spotlight from it in the early years of its lifespan (from what I've noticed it seems that if nobody notices it at first a building will have a helluva time getting popular years later).

At some point in history, the building fell into neglect, with its facade turning almost completely black, and it was not cleaned up until Trump leased the building for 500 years in 1995 (why he didn't just buy it, I don't know).

And just like the Empire State Building, 40 Wall Street was hit by a Coast Guard plane.

Chances are nobody will read any of that, so I'll just start posting pictures.

The following are from Wikipedia:





From TGIGreeny on Flickr:



From CR on Flickr:





From KaiBo on Flickr:



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From on waters edge:

(Can't get this one to work, so I'll post the link, its a great shot)

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Old Posted May 10, 2009, 11:17 PM
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How nice of Mr. Trump to not cover this one in glass, as is his habit with many buildings he purchases!
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Old Posted May 10, 2009, 11:39 PM
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How nice of Mr. Trump to not cover this one in glass, as is his habit with many buildings he purchases!
What buildings has he covered in glass? I'm thinking... Sure, he's built glass buildings, but what has he converted into glass?

Anyway: How about everyone posting in this thread leaves an opinion on the building. Personally, I think it is the most beautiful building ever built.

Also, fun fact: One of the leading architects was Japanese. (Yasuo Matsui) The other one was H. Craig Severance.
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Old Posted May 10, 2009, 11:46 PM
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Image courtesy of WiredNewYork.

The above mentioned hotel was at one point this:



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I like the patina on the roof.
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Anyway: How about everyone posting in this thread leaves an opinion on the building. Personally, I think it is the most beautiful building ever built.
I think it's totally boring compared to Chrysler and ESB, but that's entirely appropriate for the stifly old Financial District.
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Old Posted May 11, 2009, 3:21 AM
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I absolutely love this building, it's incredibly graceful and I just love its shape, especially the top, very under appreciated. I love the stark contrast between it and the Chase Manhattan Bank Building.


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Anywhere else, and that building would be world famous.
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You have to see the Hyatt in real life to appreciate how dolorous and greasy it is, especially in contrast to Grand Central Terminal.

Here's another Trump defacement of a fine prewar building:



Blends right in doesn't it?

Sorry to continue off topic.
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It's one of the truly defining skyline buildings in the world and absolutely suited for Lower Manhattan.









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One of the classics of Manhattan.
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Not a fan of the building. It's awkward. 70 Pine Street is hot, though.
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Still better than many skylines of today...
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You-u-u hit the nail right on the head, yo?

If only I could go back to that time and walk around, hang out in D'town Manhattan then. If thoughts of today's cityscape would pop up, I'd just wave them off and just absorb what I could of the pre-modern.
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Truly one of my favorite buildings of all time to bad it is blocked now by ugly glass rectangles.
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