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St. Paul Building

Identification

St. Paul Building
102533

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Structure in General

high-rise building
demolished [destroyed]

Usages

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 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".
  • The building was named after historic St. Paul's Chapel located across the street.

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Location

Broadway at Ann Street, SE Corner
10038
Financial District
Manhattan
New York City
New York
U.S.A.

Technical Data

314.99 ft
314.99 ft
314.99 ft
26
1895
1898
1958

Involved Companies

George B. Post

George B. Post
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