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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

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

570.01 ft
570.01 ft
570.01 ft
11.50 ft
8.50 ft
68.63 ft
124.63 ft
50
2
1983
11

Involved Companies

developer, elevator consultant, elevator supplier, owner, property management