Urban Design

New York City – Iconic Buildings (Vol.1)

St. Regis Hotel

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architect: Trowbridge & Livingston , Sloan & Robertson (expansion)

date: 1904; 1927 (expansion)

location: 2 E55 at Fifth Ave.


Metropolitan Museum of Art

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architect: 1880- original portion (now mostly covered by additions) Calvert Vaux and Jacob Wrey Mould,
1902-Richard Morris Hunt (central pavilion; the neoclassical facade)
1911-McKim, Mead and White (the north and south wings)
since 1975 – architectural firm Roche Dinkeloo (Six additional wings)

major wings by Calvert Vaux and Jacob Wrey Mould, 1870-80; Thomas Weston with Arthur L. Tuckerman, associate, 1883-88; Arthur L. Tuckerman, 1890-94; Richard Morris Hunt, 1894-95; Richard Howland Hunt and George B. Post, 1895-1902; McKim, Mead & White, 1904-26; Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo Associates, 1967-90

date: 1880

location: 5th Avenue at 82nd St.

Brooklyn Bridge

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architect: John Augustus Rebling, completed by son, Washington Augustus Rebling

date: 1869 to 1883

location: East River. Park Row, Manhattan to Adams Street, Brooklyn.


40 Wall Street

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date: 1930

location: This 71 floor tower, also known as the Trump Building, was originally called the Bank of Manhattan Building.   At 927 feet (283 m), it is the 123rd tallest building in the world, 25th in the United States, 10th tallest in New York City


Waldorf-Astoria Hotel

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architect: Schultze & Weaver

date: 1929-1931

location: 301 Park Ave, between E49 and E50.