New York City Designated LandmarkDesigned by Henry Ives Cobb and built in 1909, this handsome Neo-Gothic skyscraper is an important predecessor of the Woolworth Building. One of the earliest of the Romantic skyscrapers that changed the skyline of Manhattan at the beginning of the 20th Century, Liberty Tower was the headquarters of the Sinclair Oil Company from 1909 to 1945. Rising 33 stories without a setback, the façade is clad entirely in white terra cotta and enlivened with fanciful ornament, including birds and alligators. Once known as "the tallest building in the world on so small an area of ground", this freestanding building was the site of one of the earliest residential conversion projects in Lower Manhattan.
|Placed By||New York Landmarks Preservation Foundation|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Saturday, January 12th, 2019 at 1:01pm PST -08:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18T E 583675 N 4506900|
|Decimal Degrees||40.70876667, -74.00941667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 40° 42.526', W 74° 0.565'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||40° 42' 31.56" N, 74° 0' 33.9" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||212, 646, 917, 347, 718|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling West|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 55 Liberty St, New York NY 10005, US|
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