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26 Broadway

Identification

26 Broadway
Standard Oil Company Building, Socony Mobil Bldg., Standard Oil Building
115566

Map

Structure in General

skyscraper
existing [completed]
steel
applied masonry
light brown
neo-classicism

Usage

commercial office

Facts

  • Directly across Broadway from the Cunard Building, the Standard Oil Building's lower facade follows the curve of the street while its pyramid- topped tower is aligned with Manhattan's street grid uptown.
  • Before the post-war building boom obscured the Standard Oil Building, the lantern atop its tower could be seen by ships entering New York harbor.
  • 26 Broadway was built as the headquarters for the New York branch of Rockefeller's broken-up Standard Oil Trust Org., the Socony (the latter-day Mobil Oil).
  • The lobby, lined with pilasters and columns, sports the names of the founders of the oil company, including John D. Rockefeller. The Standard Oil Clock shows hours with the letter 'S' and minutes with the 'O'.
  • The southwest corner of the lot was occupied by a separate Produce Exchange Bank Building until the main tower was nearly finished. It was demolished in Oct-Nov 1923 to make way for a wing of this building.

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Location

10-30 Broadway
26 Broadway at Beaver Street, NE Corner to New Street
10004
U.S.A.

Technical Data

158.50 m
158.50 m
158.50 m
31
1924

Involved Companies

Architect:

Also recorded for this building:

elevator supplier, general contractor, structural engineering

Features & Amenities

  • City landmark