Historic: Pulitzer Building

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Name
Historic: Pulitzer Building Gender: N/A
Manhattan
born on 10 December 1890 at 23:30 (= 11:30 PM )
Place Manhattan, New York, 40n46, 73w59
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
News report
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 19°08' s_mo.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 06°51 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 16°49'



Historic: Pulitzer Building

Biography

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.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Relationships

  • compare to chart of Pulitzer, Joseph (born 10 April 1847). Notes: Original owner

Source Notes

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).

Categories

  • Mundane : Misc. Mundane : Historic milestones (Tallest building in New York City, 1890-1894)