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Martin Tower

Identification

Martin Tower
Bethlehem Steel Martin Tower
125611

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Structure in General

skyscraper
existing [completed]
curtain wall
dark blue
modernism

Usage

commercial office

Facts

  • Martin Tower was built as the headquarters of Bethlehem Steel Corporation and as a symbol of its postition as the second largest steel producer in the United States.
  • It was named for then-chairman Edmund F. Martin.
  • Eight feet taller than PPL Corporation’s headquarters in neighboring Allentown, it is the tallest building in the Lehigh Valley.
  • The crucifix form allowed a greater number of corner offices.
  • Bethlehem Steel's fortunes declined rapidly through the 1970's; by 1995 production of steel in Bethlehem had ceased.
  • Bethlehem Steel was bought by International Steel of Ohio in 2003, which was in turn bought by Ispat International, a Dutch conglomerate, in late 2004.
  • Freedman & Co. Real Estate of New Jersey agreed to buy the building in early 2004, but the deal fell through in May of that year.
  • In early 2007, a local group of developers was proposing to convert the tower and surrounding property into residential condominiums.

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Location

1170 8th Avenue
18018
U.S.A.

Technical Data

332.00 ft
332.00 ft
21
1972

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