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Trump Tower
737 5th Avenue


Structure in General

existing [completed]
curtain wall
dark brown


residential condominium office
shop(s) restaurant


  • The building was the tallest concrete-framed tower in the city at the time of its completion.
  • Intended for an exclusive, wealthy clientele, the luxurious shopping experience at the base of the structure is accessible to the general public.
  • A cascading waterfall directly across from the entrance forms the monumental centerpiece of the open interior.
  • Trump Tower is a sleek high-rise clad in dark reflective glass with setbacks beginning near of the base of the building which lessen the impact of its bulk on the street below.
  • A residential tower, this building takes its architectural cues from the surrounding commercial district in a posh area of Manhattan located at the crossroads of Midtown and Central Park.
  • The corner of facade facing the intersection of Fifth Avenue and 56th Street is sliced off in a series of setbacks (forming a sort of hanging garden and place for festive displays), with the corner above that broken diagonally into a series of sawtooth edges running to the top.
  • Trump Tower was built on the site of the Stewart & Company Store.
  • The cooperation between the architect and developer was a result of Donald Trump's impression with the style Scutt had shown with the "crowned" design of One Astor Plaza, making it distinguishable from the glass-box designs of that day.
  • Der Trump Tower wurde für eine wohlhabende Klientel gestaltet und bietet hochwertigen Wohnraum. Im Unterschoß ist eine luxuriöse Einkaufspassage untergebracht, die auch für die Öffentlichkeit zugänglich ist.
  • Ein abgetreppter Wasserfall fällt direkt gegenüber dem Eingangsbereich an der Wand herab und fungiert als Blickfang der Halle.

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721-725 5th Avenue
1-5 East 56th Street
725 5th Avenue, 1 East 56th Street, NE Corner
New York City
New York

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664.01 ft
664.01 ft
664.01 ft

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