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Beekman Tower Hotel

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Identification

Beekman Tower Hotel
Panhellenic Tower Hotel
115979

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Structure in General

high-rise building
existing [completed]
brick
applied masonry
brown
art deco

Usages

hotel

Facts

  • A more recent addition of a glassed-in-restaurant, complicated the last setback of the 26th floor, but the original outlines can still be determined.
  • Erected in 1927-29 as a residence and clubhouse for women belonging to national Greek-letter college sororities, the Panhellenic Tower provided affordable housing for young college-educated women who were entering the work force in record numbers in the 1920s.
  • Though sparsely decorated, the building incorporates handsome Gothic-inspired Art Deco ornament by the leading architectural sculptor Rene Chambellan.
  • The tower is renowned for its dramatic volumetric massing and bold vertical striping created by deeply recessed window-and-spandrel bays set between narrow piers which rise unbroken from a two-story base to a parapet crown.
  • The 26-story, brown masonry-clad Art Deco tower rises with uncomplicated flair and rounded corners to the top, the latter resembling that of the American Standard Building.
  • Designated landmark status on February 3, 1998.

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Location

1-7 Mitchell Place
876-880 1st Avenue
1-7 Mitchell Place, 876-880 1st Avenue
10017
Turtle Bay
Manhattan
New York City
New York
U.S.A.

Technical Data

287.50 ft
287.50 ft
287.50 ft
26
1927
1929

Involved Companies

John Mead Howells

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Features & Amenities

  • City landmark
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