Hearst Magazine Building

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

951-969 Eighth Avenue

ARCHITECT: Joseph Urban; George B. Post & Sons

DATE: 1927-28

STYLE: Art Deco

Art Deco Manhattan Upper West Side

Stretching a full block along the west side of Eighth Avenue between 56th and 57th Streets, the building remains the expectant six-story base of an office tower that was not constructed until 2006. It is a stylistic synthesis of Art Deco ornament, Secessionist influence and Baroque theatricality. Further enriched by classical allusions which are both imposing and dramatic, the building survives as a relic of unrealized plans to transform greater Columbus Circle into New York’s new cultural and commercial center as well as the corporate headquarters of Hearst’s vast publishing empire.

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

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The Upper West Side is located along the western side of Central Park from 59th Street to 110th Street. The Upper West Side has several Historic Districts and Individual Landmarks.

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