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780 Third Avenue

Identification

780 Third Avenue
the Wang Building
114044

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Structure in General

skyscraper
existing [completed]
concrete
spread foundation
modernism

Usages

commercial office

Facts

  • Originally started as a development of Cadillac-Fairview, the building was acquired by Jaymont Properties as it was completed.
  • The plaza on Third Avenue is paved in red brick and granite with a row of trees flanking the roadway.
  • The structure won the Concrete Industry Board Annual Award in 1983.
  • The building incorporates, among other business-related facilities, a 154-seat auditorium as part of the largest office building conference center in Midtown Manhattan.
  • The exterior of the 173.5 meter tall building is patterned with of polished red Balmoral granite panels from Finland alternating with window openings in a diagonal pattern, covering the concrete panels which form the structural truss tube.
  • Similar in design and height to Onterie Center in Chicago, completed in the same year.
  • The concrete structural frame utilizes an off-center core (on the western side) in addition to the large-scale concrete X-bracing to allow column-free interiors at every level.

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Location

776-796 3rd Avenue
156-164 East 49th Street, 157-161 East 48th Street
780 3rd Avenue at East 48th Street, NW Corner to West 49th Street
10017
Turtle Bay
Manhattan
New York City
New York
U.S.A.

Technical Data

173.74 m
173.74 m
173.74 m
3.51 m
2.59 m
20.92 m
37.99 m
50
2
1983
11

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