New York Telephone Headquater

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Address: 601 West 26th Street

Year of completion: 1932

Architect: Cory & Cory with Yasuo Matsui

Floors: 20

Ground floor area: 9,933m

12th floor area: 4,447m

Height: 90.2m

Description

During the late 1920s Ralph Walker designed and built a series of communications buildings in the New York and New Jersey metropolitan area. Designed to be occupied by a single tenant and to fit that corporation’s programme, these structures needed a consistency and unity of architectural expression. This building was a functionally complex facility for telephone machinery as well as offices. This dual use required large, undivided floor areas for equipment and operators to be placed around a central service core. The volume is the outcome of three building campaigns which resulted in two extensions and enlargements of the original 1911 building.

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01/05/1932

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601 West 26th Street, New York City, New York, USA

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Floors: 20

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Height: 90.2

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