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40 Wall Street (The Trump Building)

40 Wall Street
New York, New York, 10005

40 Wall Street The Trump Building
Photo: Chris Ruvolo License: CC BY-SA 3.0
40 Wall Street is a 70-story skyscraper originally known as The Bank of the Manhattan Company building. It was completed in 1930 after only 11 months of construction, and was the tallest building in the world for less than 2 months.
The building was designed by H. Craig Severance, along with Yasuo Matsui (associate architect), and Shreve & Lamb (consulting architects). Edward F. Caldwell & Co. designed the lighting. Der Scutt of Der Scutt Architect designed the lobby and entrance renovation. Its pinnacle reaches 927 feet (283 m) and was very briefly the tallest building in the world, soon surpassed by a spire attached to the Chrysler Building a few months later.

In 1995, after years of neglect, 40 Wall Street was bought by Donald Trump and later renamed The Trump Building.

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