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One Astor Plaza

Identification

One Astor Plaza
W.T. Grant Building
114650

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Structure in General

skyscraper
existing [completed]
modernism

Usages

commercial office
shop(s) cinema theater/opera

Facts

  • Headquarters of Viacom.
  • The corner pylons double as mechanical equipment shafts.
  • Set on a base housing the theater and retail spaces, the tower of the Viacom building is positioned to the back of the plot and has a facade of black glass.
  • Originally known as the W.T. Grant Building, there used to be a "Grants" logo perched on the crown.
  • There is a north-south through-building arcade, which also acts as the entrance to the building's musical theater.
  • The top of the building has white stone facing and eccentric crownlike spikes at the roof corners, making it easily recognizable on the skyline.
  • One Astor Plaza also houses the MTV Studios (music channel).
  • Replaced the Astor Hotel, one of Times Square's most famous hotels.
  • Minskoff Theatre is part of One Astor Plaza. The 1621-seat venue, designed by architects Kahn and Jacobs, is on the third floor of the office tower.

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Location

1515 Broadway at West 44th Street, NW Corner to West 45th Street
10036
Midtown
Manhattan
New York City
New York
U.S.A.

Technical Data

745.01 ft
745.01 ft
730.01 ft
54
1968
1972
2000
36
225

Involved Companies

Kahn & Jacobs
developer, owner, parking management, tenant
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