North American Building

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North American Building
North American Building.jpg
General information
Status Complete
Type Commercial offices
Architectural style Chicago school
Location 121 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 39°57′01″N 75°09′49″W / 39.9503°N 75.1637°W / 39.9503; -75.1637Coordinates: 39°57′01″N 75°09′49″W / 39.9503°N 75.1637°W / 39.9503; -75.1637
Construction started 1900
Completed 1900
Roof 81 m (266 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 21
Floor area 142,084 sq ft (13,200.0 m2)[1]
Design and construction
Architect James H. Windrim
Developer Thomas B. Wanamaker

The North American Building is an 81 m (266 ft), 21-story, historic high-rise building at 121 South Broad Street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The building was designed by Philadelphia architect James H. Windrim (1840–1919) as the headquarters of the newspaper, The North American, and commissioned by Thomas B. Wanamaker, the newspaper's publisher and son of John Wanamaker, the department store founder.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "North American Building". Skyscraper Center. CTBUH. Retrieved 18 September 2017. 
  2. ^ North American Building at Emporis
  3. ^ "North American Building". SkyscraperPage. 

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