Manhattan Company Building

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

40 Wall Street

ARCHITECT: H. Craig Severance; Yasuo Matsui; Shreve & Lamb

DATE: 1929-30

STYLE: Art Deco, Skyscraper

Art Deco Financial District Manhattan Skyscraper

The Manhattan Company Building, built in 1929-30, was planned as the tallest building in the world. The 71-story, 927-foot-tall Manhattan Company Building was completed in a year, an unprecedented feat for such a project, and ready for occupancy in May 1930.

The picturesque skyscraper, with overall massing characteristic of Art Deco style skyscrapers in New York of the period, rises through a series of setbacks to a tower, clad in buff brick and ornamented with terra cotta, with continuous vertical piers and recessed spandrels, and is crowned by a pyramidal roof capped by a spire.

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

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