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American Standard Building, New York

American Standard Building - New York, New York
American Standard Building
40 West 40th Street, New York, NY 10018Map
Bryant Park
+1 212 484 1222 (Tourist Information)
Neighborhood: Midtown

Built in 1924 for the American Radiator Company, this building was the first major design in New York by Rockefeller Center architect, Raymond Hood. Its stepped-back pyramidal roof was one of the first of its kind, and the stark black brickwork helps it stand out as a familiar landmark of the New York skyline. At 21 stories, the tower is topped by gold terra-cotta trim. When originally lit in honor of the heating company, the stories were supposed to resemble fired coals.

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By jbhaydn | Posted 06/13/12
  Fire coal's !!! Real cool !!!---jbhaydn  
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  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks
  • Nearest Train: 6 to Grand Central or A C, E to times Square
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