Candler Building (New York City)

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Candler Building
Candler Building (New York City) is located in New York City
Candler Building (New York City)
Location 220 West 42nd St. and 221 West 41st St., New York, New York
Coordinates 40°45′22″N 73°59′18″W / 40.75611°N 73.98833°W / 40.75611; -73.98833Coordinates: 40°45′22″N 73°59′18″W / 40.75611°N 73.98833°W / 40.75611; -73.98833
Built 1914
Architect Willauer,Shape,& Bready
Architectural style Skyscraper
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 82003368
Added to NRHP July 08, 1982[1]

Candler Building is a 1914 skyscraper built in Times Square, Manhattan, by Coca-Cola magnate Asa Griggs Candler of Atlanta. Its ground floor now houses a McDonald's restaurant.

During a scene in the 1978 film Superman, the Candler Building and the McGraw-Hill Building are clearly visible. The pre-expansion Port Authority Bus Terminal can also be seen near the McGraw-Hill Building.

This cityscape is dramatically different today, and the block and a half between the two tall and unique buildings is now filling with even taller towers (built, under construction, or proposed).[citation needed] The Candler Building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.[1]


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  1. ^ a b Staff (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 

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