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One Astor Plaza

Identification

One Astor Plaza
W.T. Grant Building
114650

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Structure in General

skyscraper
existing [completed]
modernism

Usage

commercial office
shop(s) cinema theater/opera

Facts

  • Replaced the Astor Hotel, one of Times Square's most famous hotels.
  • The corner pylons double as mechanical equipment shafts.
  • Set on a base housing the theater and retail spaces, the tower of the Viacom building is positioned to the back of the plot and has a facade of black glass.
  • Originally known as the W.T. Grant Building, there used to be a "Grants" logo perched on the crown.
  • There is a north-south through-building arcade, which also acts as the entrance to the building's musical theater.
  • The top of the building has white stone facing and eccentric crownlike spikes at the roof corners, making it easily recognizable on the skyline.
  • One Astor Plaza also houses the MTV Studios (music channel).
  • Headquarters of Viacom.
  • Minskoff Theatre is part of One Astor Plaza. The 1621-seat venue, designed by architects Kahn and Jacobs, is on the third floor of the office tower.

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Location

1507-1521 Broadway
1515 Broadway at West 44th Street, NW Corner to West 45th Street
10036
U.S.A.

Technical Data

227.08 m
227.08 m
222.51 m
54
1968
1972
2000
36
225

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developer, owner, parking management, tenant