New York Tribune Building

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New York Tribune Building NewYorkTribuneBuilding.jpg
General information
Location 154 Printing House Square, Nassau and Spruce streets
Height
Roof 260 feet[1]
Technical details
Floor count 18
Design and construction
Architect Richard Morris Hunt

The New York Tribune Building was a building built by Richard Morris Hunt in 1875 in New York City. It was built as the headquarters of the New York Tribune, and was a brick and masonry structure topped by a Clock Tower. It was 260 feet (79 m) tall and was demolished in 1966.[2]

The Tribune Building was located at 154 Printing House Square on Nassau and Spruce streets,[3] next to the New York World Building, which was the headquarters for the New York World newspaper. The Tribune Building was one of the first high-rise elevator buildings.[1]

Originally a nine-story building, between 1903 and 1905, nine more floors were added by the architects D'Oench & Yost and L. Thouyard to make it an 18-story building.[4] The building has been put forward as a possible candidate as the first ever skyscraper.[5]

Pace University held its first classrooms in the building, renting out one room in 1906.

The building was demolished in 1966 to make room for the 1 Pace Plaza building.[6]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "New York Tribune Building". NYC Architecture. 
  2. ^ The Lost Skyscrapers of Bygone New York
  3. ^ "Tribune Building, 154 Printing House Square, Nassau & Spruce Streets, New York, New York County, NY". Library of Congress. 
  4. ^ "New York Tribune Building". Emporis. 
  5. ^ Winston Weissman New York and the problem of the first skyscraper, Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, March 1, 1953 (reproduced by www.jstor.org). Retrieved 2012-04-22.
  6. ^ "Broad Street". New York Songlines. The building was torn down in 1966 to build One Pace Plaza, the central building of the Pace University campus, as part of the urban renewal project that included the World Trade Center. 

Coordinates: 40°42′41″N 74°0′19″W / 40.71139°N 74.00528°W / 40.71139; -74.00528