New York Tribune Building

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New York Tribune Building NewYorkTribuneBuilding.jpg
General information
Type Office
Location 154 Printing House Square, Nassau and Spruce streets
Completed 1875
Roof 260 feet[1]
Technical details
Floor count 18
Design and construction
Architect Richard Morris Hunt

The New York Tribune Building was a building built by Richard Morris Hunt in 1875 in New York City. It was built as the headquarters of the New York Tribune, and was a brick and masonry structure topped by a Clock Tower. It was 260 feet (79 m) tall and when new the second-tallest building in New York, after Trinity Church.[2] It was demolished in 1966.[3]

The Tribune Building was located at 154 Printing House Square at Nassau and Spruce streets,[4] on the site of an earlier Tribune building.[5] In 1890 the New York World Building, headquarters for the New York World newspaper, was built one block away. The Tribune Building was one of the first high-rise elevator buildings.[1]

Originally a nine-story building, between 1903 and 1905, nine more floors were added by the architects D'Oench & Yost and L. Thouyard to make it an 18-story building.[6] The building has been put forward as a candidate for the first ever skyscraper.[7]

Pace University held its first classrooms in the building, renting out one room in 1906.

The building was demolished in 1966 to make room for the 1 Pace Plaza building.[8]

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  1. ^ a b "New York Tribune Building". NYC Architecture. 
  2. ^ Christopher Gray (May 3, 2012). "Black and White and Red All Over". The New York Times. 
  3. ^ Christopher Gray (May 15, 1988). "The Lost Skyscrapers of Bygone New York". The New York Times. 
  4. ^ "Tribune Building, 154 Printing House Square, Nassau & Spruce Streets, New York, New York County, NY". Library of Congress. 
  5. ^ "Plate 10". Maps of the City of New-York. 1. New York: William Perris. 1852 – via The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 
  6. ^ "New York Tribune Building". Emporis. 
  7. ^ Winston Weissman New York and the problem of the first skyscraper, Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, March 1, 1953 (reproduced by Retrieved 2012-04-22.
  8. ^ "Broad Street". New York Songlines. The building was torn down in 1966 to build One Pace Plaza, the central building of the Pace University campus, as part of the urban renewal project that included the World Trade Center. 

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Coordinates: 40°42′41″N 74°0′19″W / 40.71139°N 74.00528°W / 40.71139; -74.00528