500 Fifth Avenue

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500 Fifth Avenue
500 Fifth Avenue Panorama.jpg
General information
Architectural styleArt-Deco
LocationNew York City, United States[1]
Coordinates40°45′14″N 73°58′53″W / 40.753836°N 73.981279°W / 40.753836; -73.981279
Construction started1929
Owner1472 Broadway, Inc.[2]
Roof697 feet (212 m)[1][2]
Technical details
Floor count60
Floor area659,132 sq ft (61,235.4 m2)
Design and construction
ArchitectShreve Lamb & Harmon Associates[1][2]
DeveloperWalter J. Salmon, Sr.[1]
Structural engineerH.G. Balcom & Associates
Main contractorStarrett Brothers and Ekin
From left to right: HBO headquarters, W. R. Grace Building, Aeolian Building (houses the State University of New York College of Optometry), Salmon Tower Building and 500 Fifth Avenue (annotated image on Commons).

500 Fifth Avenue, located between West 42nd and 43rd Streets in Midtown Manhattan, New York City, is a 60-floor, 697-foot (213 m), 659,132 sq ft[3] office tower built from 1929 to 1931 and designed by the firm of Shreve, Lamb & Harmon in the Art Deco style.[1][2][4][5] Constructed for Walter J. Salmon, Sr., it is adjacent to Bryant Park and the Salmon Tower Building, also built for Salmon.

It was the original transmitter site for CBS Radio's New York City FM station (W67NY, later called WCBS-FM) in 1941.[6]

The building was designated a New York City Landmark in 2010. It is currently the 69th tallest building in New York.

See also[edit]

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  2. ^ a b c d "500 Fifth Avenue". SkyscraperPage.com. Archived from the original on 17 December 2007. Retrieved 2008-01-12.
  3. ^ "CrediFi". www.credifi.com. Retrieved 2017-02-02.
  4. ^ Klose, Oliivia. "500 Fifth Avenue Designation Report" Archived 2012-12-24 at the Wayback Machine New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission (December 14, 2010)
  5. ^ "500 Fifth Avenue". 500 Fifth Avenue. Archived from the original on 8 February 2008. Retrieved 2008-01-12.
  6. ^ "Original transmitter site" (PDF).

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