New York City Designated LandmarkDesigned by the renowned architectural firm of Cross & Cross, this 1929-1931 Art Deco Building is one of the most expressive skyscrapers of its era. It was constructed as the headquarters for the RCA Corporation but was deeded to the General Electric Company prior to its completion. The octagonal brick-clad tower rises fifty stories from a rounded corner. Complex multi-colored brickwork and terra cotta, carved red marble detail, and nickel-silver ornamentation are especially noteworthy. The stylized figures at the tower's crown are an allegory of the "wireless communications". An award-winning restoration of the building was undertaken in 1994-1996 as a joint venture of Columbia University, G. Soros Realty, and the Mendik Company under the direction of WCA Design Group, Inc.
|Placed By||New York City Landmarks Preservation Foundation|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, December 17th, 2018 at 10:04am PST -08:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18T E 586756 N 4512292|
|Decimal Degrees||40.75701667, -73.97220000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 40° 45.421', W 73° 58.332'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||40° 45' 25.26" N, 73° 58' 19.92" W|
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|Area Code(s)||212, 631, 646, 917, 914|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling South|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 570 Lexington Ave, New York NY 10022, US|
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