Emporis GmbH
Cart (0 item(s))
Your Location: World North America U.S.A. New York New York City Paramount Building

Paramount Building

Identification

Paramount Building
114368

Map

Structure in General

high-rise building
existing [completed]
steel
brick
applied masonry

Usage

commercial office theater/opera

Facts

  • The building's fourteen setbacks are reminiscent of a "para"mountain and the building top with the stylized globe and clock is illuminated at night.
  • The setback below the clock faces is flanked by three-story tall scrolls, making the whole look like a gigantic desk clock.
  • The ornamentation reflects the glamour of the movie business of the Paramount Company.
  • At night, the setbacks are spotlit to form the classic wedding-cake tiers of a New York building floating above Broadway.
  • The theater was closed in 1967.
  • The building housed the Paramount Theater, with a seating capacity of 3,664.

Do you need more information about this building and its related companies?

More Information

Location

1493-1505 Broadway
1501 Broadway
10036
U.S.A.

Technical Data

365.13 ft
372.00 ft
33
1926
1927

Involved Companies

Architect:

Also recorded for this building:

construction company

Features & Amenities

  • City landmark
  • Clock(s) displayed on the outside
  • Floodlighting at night