Wednesday, March 27, 2024

The Radiator Building

 Before I left New York, I took some cool shots of the American Radiator Building. It is an Art Deco touchstone. It is gorgeous and indicative of the style of excess, streamlining, and movement that was critical for that time.

Here are my pictures (and an introductory paragraph from Wikipedia).

The Building from Bryant Park - usually a tough view because of the trees.

(From Wikipedia)

The American Radiator Building (also known as the American Standard Building) is an early skyscraper at 40 West 40th Street, just south of Bryant Park, in the Midtown Manhattan neighborhood of New York City. It was designed by Raymond Hood and André Fouilhoux in the Gothic and Art Deco styles for the American Radiator Company. The original section of the American Radiator Building, a 338 ft-tall (103 m), 23-story tower, was completed in 1924. A five-story annex, to the west of the original tower, was built from 1936 to 1937.

Upper Detail

Lower Detail

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