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Paramount Plaza

Identification

Paramount Plaza
Uris Building
115504

Map

Structure in General

skyscraper
existing [completed]
steel
international style

Usages

commercial office

Facts

  • Along with the ample internal space of 208,200 square meters, the development also includes two theaters: the Uris Theater with 1,933 seats for musicals and the 650-seat Uptown Circle in the Square.
  • In front of the building is a sunken plaza facing Broadway.
  • Paramount Plaza was built as the Uris Building on the site of the old Capitol cinema theater dating from 1919.
  • The facade of dark gray glass is accentuated by narrow striping and topped by a row of openings at the top.
  • Headquarters of the firm Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu.
  • The theater was dedicated and opened as the Uris, 28 November 1972.
  • A Theatre Hall of Fame located in the Gershwin Theatre lobby is a popular gathering place for audience members pre-show and during intermission.
  • The Gershwin (then known as the Uris) was the first theatre constructed in New York City since 1928. With a seating capacity of 1,940, it presently is the largest theatre on Broadway, with the exception of the New York State Theatre at Lincoln Center and New York City Center.

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Location

1633 Broadway at West 50th Street, NW Corner to West 51st Street
10019
Midtown
Manhattan
New York City
New York
U.S.A.

Technical Data

670.01 ft
670.01 ft
670.01 ft
635.01 ft
48
1971
1982
42
8
225

Involved Companies

Emery Roth & Sons
developer, electrical engineering, facade maintenance system supplier, owner, tenant
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