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Bush Tower

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Identification

Bush Tower
Bush Terminal International Exhibition Tower
115168

Map

Structure in General

skyscraper
existing [completed]
brick
applied masonry
brown
neo-gothic

Usages

commercial office

Facts

  • Bush Tower's lines rather than its surface are the most expressive features of the building.
  • Much of the tower's impact is due to its exiguous siting, with a tall sheer tower on a small front.
  • The skyscraper was the first built after the Zoning Code of 1916, but it had been designed before the code went into effect.
  • The Gothic trimming was an economical way of resolving the problem of whether the tower would be perceived as a skyscraper or piece of infill.
  • The decoration of the base and shaft is remarkably stripped down.

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Location

130-134 West 42nd Street
133-139 West 41st Street
130-132 West 42nd Street
10036
Midtown
Manhattan
New York City
New York
U.S.A.

Technical Data

432.01 ft
432.01 ft
432.01 ft
420.01 ft
30
1916
1917
7

Involved Companies

Helmle & Corbett

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Features & Amenities

  • City landmark
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