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St. Paul Building

Identification

St. Paul Building
102533

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Structure in General

high-rise building
demolished [destroyed]

Usage

commercial office

Facts

  • The 26 stories were stacked with repeating ionic orders, and terminated the composition of horizontals with a classical cornice.
  • The ornate limestone facade was cantilevered from the floor girders with the main structural members placed within the pier faces protected from heat and moisture.
  • The speculative tower was little loved by critics, one of whom called it "perhaps the least attractive design of all New York's skyscrapers."
  • The building was named after historic St. Paul's Chapel located across the street.
  • The slender tower of the St. Paul Building rose 315 feet above Broadway and Ann Street, filling a small five-sided lot.
  • After demolition, the three caryatids designed by Karl Bitter were taken to Indianapolis and now stand in Holliday Park. They were dedicated in 1977 and are now called "The Ruins".

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Location

Broadway at Ann Street, SE Corner
10038
U.S.A.

Technical Data

314.99 ft
314.99 ft
314.99 ft
26
1895
1898
1958

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structural engineering