Cities Service Building, First Floor Interior

STATUS Designated Interior Landmark

70 Pine Street

ARCHITECT: Clinton & Russell, Holton & George, architects

DATE: 1930-32

STYLE: Art Deco

Art Deco Lower Manhattan Manhattan

This interior is an outstanding example of the Art Deco style, and has stunning marble walls and floors, molded plaster ceilings and cast aluminum details that express the original owner’s role in the production and delivery of energy.  It has four entrances, divided equally between Pine Street and Cedar Street. The east portals open to large vestibules that incorporate wide staircases that rise to the first floor lobby and descend to the basement lobby. Throughout the lobby are the original cast glass lighting fixtures and a distinctive plaster ceiling, embellished with stepped polychrome corbels and an unusual faceted pattern that suggests light waves.

STATUS Designated Interior Landmark

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