Landmarks of New YorkUnder construction from 1920 to 1928, the corporate headquarters for John D. Rockefeller's Standard Oil Company was built on one of the largest parcels assembled in Manhattan at the time. The architectural firm of Carrere & Hastings, along with Shreve, Lamb & Blake as associated architects, designed the limestone-clad skyscraper. The curved base and skewed towers are part of a complex renaissance inspired design that reflects the alignment of Broadway and the irregular pentagonal plot. The prominent tower is crowned by a bronze brazier surrounded by flaming torches. These symbols of the corporate power of the oil industry giant were meant to be visible to travelers entering New York Harbor.
|Placed By||New York Landmarks Preservation Foundation|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Saturday, September 20th, 2014 at 2:19am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18T E 583360 N 4506533|
|Decimal Degrees||40.70550000, -74.01320000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 40° 42.33', W 74° 0.792'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||40° 42' 19.80" N, 74° 0' 47.52" W|
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|Area Code(s)||212, 917, 646, 516, 347,|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 28 Broadway, New York NY 10004, US|
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