One Grand Central Place (formerly known as the Lincoln Building[2]) is a high-rise office building located at 60 East 42nd Street in Midtown Manhattan, New York City, opposite Grand Central Terminal.

One Grand Central Place
One Grand Central Place in 2016 jeh.jpg
Looking south from viaduct surrounding Grand Central Terminal
One Grand Central Place is located in New York City
One Grand Central Place
Location within New York City
General information
StatusComplete
TypeOffice
Location42nd Street between Madison and Park Avenues
Coordinates40°45′08″N 73°58′44″W / 40.7522°N 73.9788°W / 40.7522; -73.9788Coordinates: 40°45′08″N 73°58′44″W / 40.7522°N 73.9788°W / 40.7522; -73.9788
Completed1930
Opening1930
OwnerESRT One Grand Central Place
Height
Roof673 feet (205 m)[1]
Technical details
Floor count55
Floor area1,252,063 sq ft (116,320 m2)
Lifts/elevators27 passenger, 2 freight
Design and construction
ArchitectKenneth Norton of J.E.R. Carpenter
In 1935 (center)

OverviewEdit

Designed in neo-gothic style by architect James Edwin Ruthven Carpenter, Jr., the 53-story skyscraper was completed in 1930.[3] At 673 feet (205 m) tall, it is tied with the Barclay Tower as the 81st tallest building in New York.

It is dwarfed by other buildings in the area, including the Chrysler Building and MetLife Building. Among the building's interesting features are the gothic windows at the top. Since 2009, the building's visitor's center has held the bronze model by Daniel Chester French of Abraham Lincoln for the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "One Grand Central Place". The Skyscraper Center. skyscrapercenter.com. Retrieved January 20, 2016.
  2. ^ ROBERTS, SAM (February 12, 2010). "Lincoln Loses a Tower, but He Still Has the Tunnel". The New York Times. nytimes.com. Retrieved January 20, 2016.
  3. ^ "One Grand Central Place". Empire State Realty Trust. empirestaterealtytrust.com. Retrieved January 20, 2016.

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