American Bank Note Company Building

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American Bank Note Company Building
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Former headquarters of the American Bank Note Company
American Bank Note Company Building is located in New York City
American Bank Note Company Building
Location 70 Broad Street, New York, New York
Coordinates 40°42′17″N 74°0′42″W / 40.70472°N 74.01167°W / 40.70472; -74.01167Coordinates: 40°42′17″N 74°0′42″W / 40.70472°N 74.01167°W / 40.70472; -74.01167
Built 1908
Architect Kirby, Petit & Green; Hedden Construction Co.
Architectural style Classical Revival
NRHP Reference # 99001436[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP November 30, 1999
Designated NYCL June 24, 1997

The American Bank Note Company Building is a historical building located at 70 Broad Street, New York, New York (at the corner of Beaver Street, near Bowling Green in Financial District, Manhattan).

Description[edit]

The building is a New York City landmark built by architects Kirby, Petit & Green.[2] It is a neo-classical five-story structure with 20,000 square feet [3] consisting of office space and luxury apartments on the upper floors.[4] According to a New York City realtor, the building is a residential, office, retail or mixed-use building.[2] Another Bank Note Company building, also a designated NYC Landmark, on Garrison Avenue in the Bronx borough of New York City, was the company's printing plant until the 1960s.[5]

History[edit]

It was built in 1908 as the home of the American Bank Note Company, a leading engraving company which produced bank notes, currency and stock certificates. The building was sold in 1988[6][7] The Bank of Tokyo sold the building in 1995 [8] and in 1996 it was remodeled into a restaurant and was given historical landmark status in 1997.[2] It was purchased for USD$5.5m in 2004 by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi's organization, the Global Country of World Peace (GCWP) and required $4.9 million in renovations.[3] It was sold to an unnamed Chinese construction and investment company for $18 million in 2010.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15. 
  2. ^ a b c Fractenberg, Ben (July 2, 2010). "Historical Financial District Landmark on Sale for $25 Million". DNAinfo.com. Archived from the original on August 4, 2010. 
  3. ^ a b Aspan, Maria (July 2, 2007) Maharishi's Followers Set Up Shop, New York Times, accessed Dec 16, 2012
  4. ^ Carmiel, Oshrat (December 28, 2009). "Wall Street Meditation Group Cuts Landmark Building Price 33%". Bloomberg.com. Archived from the original on August 4, 2010. 
  5. ^ Siegel, Nina (April 10, 2000) At Long Vacant Plant Dabs of Life New York Times, "in the early 1960's, the American Bank Note Company building in the Bronx was quite literally a capitalist machine", accessed Dec 17, 2012
  6. ^ NYC Landmark Review
  7. ^ Kathleen Howe (August 1999). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: American Bank Note Company Building". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2011-02-01.  See also: "Accompanying 20 photos". 
  8. ^ Unknown Author (February 22, 1995) Eastern off to record start with $32M in sales (Eastern Consolidated Properties) Real Estate Weekly
  9. ^ Barbanel, Josh (December 22, 2010). "Landmark Sold To Chinese Buyer". Wall Street Journal. p. A.24. 

External links[edit]

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