Trump Tower (New York City)
Trump Tower viewed from Fifth Avenue
|Type||retail, office, and residential|
|Location||725 Fifth Avenue
Manhattan, New York City
|Opening||November 30, 1983|
|Roof||202 m (663 ft)|
|Design and construction|
|Structural engineer||Irwin Cantor|
Trump Tower is a 68-story mixed-use skyscraper located at 725 Fifth Avenue, at the corner of East 56th Street in Midtown Manhattan, New York City. It was developed by Donald Trump and the Equitable Life Assurance Company, it is now just developed and owned by Donald Trump, and designed by Der Scutt of Swanke, Hayden Connell. The ground floor stores in the tower were opened for business on November 30, 1983. The grand opening of the Atrium and stores was held on February 14, 1983 with the apartments and offices following shortly thereafter. HRH Construction was the contractor on the building and the Construction Executive was Barbara Res.
The Trump Tower is the 54th tallest building in New York City. The tower is a reinforced concrete, shear-wall core structure and was the tallest structure of this type in New York City when completed. A concrete hat-truss at the top of the building ties exterior columns with the concrete core. This increases the effective dimensions of the core to that of the building in order to resist the overturning of lateral forces (wind, minor earthquakes, and impacts perpendicular to the building’s height). A similar structure was used for Trump World Tower.
Ordinarily a building of that height could not have been built on the small site. By mixing uses (retail, office, and residential), constructing a through-block arcade (connecting to the IBM building to the east), and using the air rights from Tiffany’s flagship store next door, and including the atrium (designed as a “public space” under the city codes at the time), Trump was able to assemble a bonus package that enabled a taller tower.
The building’s public spaces are clad in Breccia Pernice, a pink white-veined marble and brass and mirrors are used throughout. This includes the office lobby, off Fifth Avenue, and the five-level atrium which has a waterfall, shops, cafés, and a pedestrian bridge that crosses over the waterfall’s pool. The atrium is crowned with a skylight. In 2006, Forbes Magazine valued the tower at $318 million. Trump Tower is the setting of the NBC television show The Apprentice including the famous boardroom where at least one person will be fired at the end of each episode (actually a television studio inside Trump Tower).
- Donald Trump
- Gucci (flagship store), ground retail
- Qatar Airways, 22nd Floor
- Saudi Prince Mutaib
- Erik Prince
- Bruce Willis
- Beyoncé and Jay Z
- Raj Patel
- Emma Davis
- Glacé Entertainment Public Relations
- Celebrity Publicist Toni Embry
- Rubni, Sy (October 1984). Trump Tower (1st ed.). Lyle Stuart.
- Gardener, Ralf Jr (May 8, 2003). "For Tower Residents, a New Math". The New York Times.
- Horsley, Carter B. "The City Book: Trump Tower".
- Further reading
- Dirk Stichweh: New York Skyscrapers. Prestel Publishing, Munich 2009, ISBN 3-7913-4054-9
- Barbara A. Res PE Esq. "All Alone on the 68th Floor: How one Woman Changed the Face of Construction" Createspace Publishing, New Jersey, July 2013
Media related to Trump Tower (New York) at Wikimedia Commons
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- Trump Tower at Structurae
- Trump Tower at Der Scutt Architect website
- Trump Tower at CityRealty