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Singer Building

Identification

Singer Building
102519

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Structure in General

skyscraper
demolished [destroyed]
second empire

Usage

commercial office

Facts

  • World's tallest building from 1908 - 1909; surpassed by the Metropolitan Life Tower.
  • Plans to enlarge the Singer Company headquarters at Broadway and Liberty Street in lower Manhattan began in 1902 when the sewing machine company purchased properties to the north and west.
  • A former design by architect Flagg was a thirty-five story tower, but the Singer company soon decided to nearly double that height with a tower of almost 600 feet.
  • The Singer Building was constructed from September 1906 to May 1908.
  • One of the reasons the tower was demolished is that it was viewed as obsolete and unprofitable, with its floorplates measuring only 19.5 meters across.
  • Tallest building ever to be demolished by a company. Replaced by One Liberty Plaza, originally known as the U.S. Steel Building.
  • The tower was clad in red brick and bluestone.

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Location

149-171 Broadway
149 Broadway at Liberty Street, NW Corner
10013
U.S.A.

Technical Data

186.57 m
186.57 m
186.57 m
47
1906
1908
1968

Involved Companies

Architect:

Also recorded for this building:

general contractor, structural engineering

Features & Amenities

  • One of the city's famous buildings