|Location||26 Broadway, New York, NY 10004, United States|
|Owner||Newmark Knight Frank|
|Roof||158.5 m (520 ft)|
|Design and construction|
|Architect||Carrère and Hastings
Shreve, Lamb and Blake
|Designated||May 16, 1995|
26 Broadway (also known as the Standard Oil Building) is a 31-story, 159 m, 520 ft New York City Designated Landmark at the southern tip of Manhattan at Bowling Green. The structure is currently the 197th tallest building in New York City and the 572nd tallest building in the United States.
The building which was originally built in 1885 according to design specifications by architect Francis H. Kimball, when Standard Oil moved its location from Cleveland, Ohio. Standard Oil's first building on the site was a 10-story building 86 feet wide which extended between Broadway and New Street. It was designed by Ebenezer L. Roberts. In 1895, six stories were added and a 27-foot-wide (8.2 m) extension was made on its north side designed by Kimball & Thompson. After World War I, Walter C. Teagle made the decision to greatly expand the structure by buying all four neighboring buildings on the block.
It was extensively overhauled and virtually rebuilt in 1921–1928 by Thomas Hastings the surviving partner of Carrère and Hastings with Shreve, Lamb and Blake as associate architects. Hastings, who had helped design the Cunard Building (later called the Standard & Poors Building) across the street at 25 Broadway, was chosen as lead architect. At the time of completion, the pyramid was the tallest tower at the tip of Manhattan and was illuminated as a beacon for ships entering the harbor.
Standard Oil of New Jersey (then called Esso), moved to 75 Rockefeller Plaza in 1946. The Mobil division moved to 150 East 42nd Street in 1954. Standard Oil sold the building in 1956. It is one of the first buildings in Manhattan to have setbacks and is topped by a pyramid modeled on the Mausoleum of Maussollos. The building was designated as a New York City landmark in 1995.
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