AT&T Company Building, First Floor Interior

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

195 Broadway

ARCHITECT:  William Welles Bosworth

DATE: 1912-16

STYLE: Classical Greek, Egyptian

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The first floor of the AT&T Company Building was designed to create an impression of quality, durability, and permanence expressive of the Telephone Company’s commitment to public service. Inspired by classical Greek and Egyptian temple designs, the lobby is treated as a grand hypostyle hall with forty massive marble columns, walls and floors clad in marble, and a polychrome coffered ceiling. This  interior melds art with architecture through its incorporation of classically-inspired marble friezes of putti carrying garlands by the renowned sculptors Paul Manship and Gaston Lachaise.

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

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