26 Broadway

26 Broadway (HMRKY)

Location: New York, NY 10004 New York County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 42.33', W 74° 0.792'

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Under 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.
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HM NumberHMRKY
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Year Placed2000
Placed ByNew York Landmarks Preservation Foundation
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 20th, 2014 at 2:19am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 583360 N 4506533
Decimal Degrees40.70550000, -74.01320000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 42.33', W 74° 0.792'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 42' 19.80" N, 74° 0' 47.52" W
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Area Code(s)212, 917, 646, 516, 347,
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 28 Broadway, New York NY 10004, US
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