The Liberty Tower

The Liberty Tower (HM2DHD)

Location: New York, NY 10005 New York County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 42.526', W 74° 0.565'

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New York City Designated Landmark

Designed 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.
New York Landmarks Preservation Foundation
2013
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HM NumberHM2DHD
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Year Placed2013
Placed ByNew York Landmarks Preservation Foundation
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, January 12th, 2019 at 1:01pm PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 583675 N 4506900
Decimal Degrees40.70876667, -74.00941667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 42.526', W 74° 0.565'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 42' 31.56" N, 74° 0' 33.9" W
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Area Code(s)212, 646, 917, 347, 718
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 55 Liberty St, New York NY 10005, US
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