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48 Wall Street - NYC, NY
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2
N 40° 42.394 W 074° 00.564
18T E 583679 N 4506655
Quick Description: 48 Wall Street is the former site of the Bank of New York & Trust Company.
Location: New York, United States
Date Posted: 10/9/2013 7:56:48 AM
Waymark Code: WMJ83X
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
Views: 8

Long Description:
The Museum of American Finance now occupies the space that the former Bank of New York & Trust Company used in this historic building.

A plaque on this building reads:

"BANK OF NEW YORK &
TRUST COMPANY BUILDING

THIS DIGNIFIED NEO-GEORGIAN SKYSCRAPER WAS CONSTRUCTED IN 1927-29 TO
THE DESIGNS OF PROMINENT ARCHITECT BENJAMIN WISTER MORRIS FOR THE
BANK OF NEW YORK & TRUST COMPANY. MUCH EARLIER IN 1796 THE NEW YORK
BANK & TRUST COMPANY WAS THE FIRST BANK TO ERECT A BUILDING ON WALL STREET, THEREBY SETTING A PRECEDENT FOR THE AREA'S FUTURE
DEVELOPMENT. THIS BUILDING IS THE BANK'S THIRD CONSTRUCTED ON THE 48
WALL STREET SITE. THE ELEGANTLY DETAILED LIMESTONE STRUCTURE WAS
CONSTRUCTED WHEN THE BANKING INDUSTRY LED IN THE REDEVELOPMENT OF
DOWNTOWN MANHATTAN WITH IMPRESSIVE SKYSCRAPERS. THE SETBACK
TOWER CULMINATES IN A FEDERAL STYLE CUPOLA CROWNED BY AN
AMERICAN EAGLE AND CONTRIBUTES A STRIKING ELEMENT TO THE SKYLINE
OF LOWER MANHATTAN. IN 2001 SWIG BURRIS EQUITIES AND McDONALD AND
CIE COMPLETED A REMODELING OF THE BUILDING'S INFRASTRUCTURE
BRINGING MODERN TECHNOLOGY, AMENITIES AND SERVICES TO 48 WALL STREET.

NEW YORK LANDMARKS PRESERVATION FOUNDATION
2002"
Address:
48 Wall Street NYC, NY


Year: 1929

Website: [Web Link]

Current Use of Building: Museum and office building

Visit Instructions:
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