City Bank-Farmers Trust Company Building

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

20 Exchange Place

ARCHITECT: Corss & Cross

DATE: 1930-31

STYLE: Skyscraper, Modern Classic

Lower Manhattan Manhattan Modern Classic Skyscraper

Designated 6/25/1996

The City Bank-Farmers Trust Company Building, fifty-nine stories high, is one of New York City’s tallest skyscrapers. It was built to house what was at the time New York’s largest financial institution, formed by the merger of the National City Bank of New York and the Farmers Loan and Trust Company.  Its steel-framed structure sheathed in granite at the entrances and in limestone above became, on completion, the tallest stone-clad building in the world. It was designed in a conservative “Modern Classic” style.

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

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