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Paramount Building

Identification

Paramount Building
114368

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Structure in General

high-rise building
existing [completed]
steel
brick
applied masonry

Usages

commercial office theater/opera

Facts

  • The setback below the clock faces is flanked by three-story tall scrolls, making the whole look like a gigantic desk clock.
  • The ornamentation reflects the glamour of the movie business of the Paramount Company.
  • At night, the setbacks are spotlit to form the classic wedding-cake tiers of a New York building floating above Broadway.
  • The theater was closed in 1967.
  • The building housed the Paramount Theater, with a seating capacity of 3,664.
  • The building's fourteen setbacks are reminiscent of a "para"mountain and the building top with the stylized globe and clock is illuminated at night.

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Location

1501 Broadway
10036
Midtown
Manhattan
New York City
New York
U.S.A.

Technical Data

365.50 ft
372.00 ft
33
1926
1927

Involved Companies

Rapp & Rapp
construction company

Features & Amenities

  • City landmark
  • Clock(s) displayed on the outside
  • Floodlighting at night