Historic: Pulitzer Building
|born on||10 December 1890 at 23:30 (= 11:30 PM )|
|Place||Manhattan, New York, 40n46, 73w59|
|Timezone||EST h5w (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||19°08' 06°51 Asc. 16°49'|
American skyscraper, also known as the The New York World Building or the World Building, designed by early skyscraper specialist George Browne Post and built to house the now-defunct newspaper, The New York World. The building claimed a height of 20 stories, comparable to 16 or 18 stories by current standards. It was known as the Pulitzer Building after the paper's owner, Joseph Pulitzer (1847-1911), who commissioned it. Pulitzer's private office was on the second level of the dome and looked down on other buildings along the street.
At 94.18 m (309.0 ft) it was the tallest building in New York City for about five years (including the antenna spire it reached 106.4 m or 349 ft). It was the city's first building to surpass the 284-foot spire of Trinity Church which, at the time, dominated the city's skyline.
The building was demolished in 1955 for the expanded car ramp entrance to the Brooklyn Bridge.
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- compare to chart of Pulitzer, Joseph (born 10 April 1847). Notes: Original owner
Sy Scholfield quotes from news report stating that the guests gathered and were seated at 11:15pm and then quietened down before the opening address was made ("The Pulitzer Building Formally Opened," Evening World [NYC], 11 December 1890, p. 1).
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