J. &. W. Seligman & Company Building

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

1 William Street

ARCHITECT: Francis H. Kimball; Julian C. Levi

DATE: 1906-07

STYLE: Neo-Renaissance, Baroque Revival, Skyscraper

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Seligman & Company Building is a steel-framed and rusticated limestone-clad skyscraper, and a is a richly sculptural, neo-Renaissance style building. The design, treated in a manner similar to that of the contemporary commercial and public architecture in Great Britain referred to as “Baroque Revival,” skillfully adapts the difficult quadrilateral shape of the lot and acute angle of the primary corner  by providing a dramatic vertical focus, with a round tempietto-form tower, as the building is approached from Wall Street.

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

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