Nelson Tower

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Nelson Tower
Nelson Tower March 2017.jpg
Nelson Tower from the south.
General information
Type Office
Architectural style Art Deco
Location 450 Seventh Avenue, Garment District, Manhattan, New York City, U.S.
Coordinates 40°45′05″N 73°59′27″W / 40.75139°N 73.99083°W / 40.75139; -73.99083
Construction started 1930
Completed 1931
Height 171 m (560 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 46
Lifts/elevators 15
Design and construction
Architect H. Craig Severance
Developer Julius Nelson

Nelson Tower is a 46 story 171 meter (560 feet) tall building located at 450 7th Avenue in Manhattan, New York City, United States.[2]


It was completed in 1931 and became the tallest building in the Garment District of New York. Today it is dwarfed by the 60 story One Penn Plaza that sits across 34th Street from the Nelson Tower but still visible from most directions except the southeast. It was designed by H. Craig Severance. The building was originally planned and built by New York developer, Julius Nelson.


The building has a rectangular base and recedes at different places. Each section is of brown stone with the top of them lined with white stone. The crown is completely white stone and has a slight slope.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Nelson Tower". Emporis. Retrieved 27 February 2017. 
  2. ^ "Nelson Tower". Skyscraperpage. Retrieved 27 February 2017. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Nelson Tower at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 40°45′05″N 73°59′27″W / 40.75139°N 73.99083°W / 40.75139; -73.99083