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Bank of New York & Trust Company Building

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Bank of New York & Trust Company Building
48-50 Wall Street, 46-48 William Street


Structure in General

existing [completed]


commercial office


  • The rusticated base of the building with its high, arched windows makes for a dignified street presence.
  • The overall style of the skyscraper is almost stripped classical.
  • Designated landmark status on October 13, 1998.
  • The building is a notable presence on Wall Street, while its setback tower, culminating in a Federal-style cupola crowned by an American eagle, contributes a striking and highly recognizable element to the skyline of Lower Manhattan.
  • The impressive three-story rusticated base, which housed the main banking floors, incorporates a raised basement, pedimented doorways, and large arched second-story windows.
  • An elegant steel-framed, limestone-clad structure, with a series of graceful setbacks, the building is decorated with large scale neo-Georgian details that reinforce the building's picturesque qualities.
  • In 1796, the Bank of New York became the first bank to erect a building on Wall Street, setting a precedent for the future development of the street as New York's financial center.
  • The present building, the bank's third on the site, was erected when the banking industry was taking a leadership role in the redevelopment of downtown with large new skyscrapers.

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48-50 Wall Street
46-48 William Street
48 Wall Street, 46 William Street, NE Corner
Financial District
New York City
New York

Technical Data

512.99 ft
512.99 ft
512.99 ft

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  • City landmark
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