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Singer Tower, 149 Broadway, New York, New York County, NY



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Historic American Buildings Survey, Photocopy, Courtesy Of The Offices Of The Singer Company, Inc., New York, Lithograph Of View From Southeast.


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Item Title


Location
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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS NY-5463
Building/structure dates: 1908 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1967 demolished
Significance: One of the outstanding works of architect Frank Flagg, the Singer Tower was for sixty years a familiar silhouette on the New York skyline. Ironically, the height of the building had established two records; in 1908 it became the tallest building ever constructed, and in 1967 it became the tallest building ever demolished. The lobby was renowned for its elegant marble and bronze decor. Perhaps most importantly, the tower exemplified Flagg's ideas on city planning, which were incorporated in part into the New York City zoning ordinances of 1916. In order to provide adequate air and light for all offices, Flagg envisioned a city of towers, in which the first five or six stories of every building would extend over the entire lot, but the upper stories would cover only one-quarter of the lots. The height of the tower would be limited only by structural considerations.

Related Names
Flagg, Ernest


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. Historic American Buildings Survey, Jack E. Boucher, Photographer September 1967, VIEW FROM SOUTHEAST.
2. Historic American Buildings Survey, Jack E. Boucher, Photographer September 1967, EAST (FRONT) FACADE FROM SOUTHEAST.
3. Historic American Buildings Survey, Jack E. Boucher, Photographer September 1967, VIEW OF TOWER FROM SOUTHEAST.
4. Historic American Buildings Survey, Jack E. Boucher, Photographer September 1967, VIEW FROM WEST.
5. Historic American Buildings Survey, Jack E. Boucher, Photographer September 1967, VIEW OF ROOF ABOVE TWELFTH FLOOR FROM SOUTHEAST.
6. Historic American Buildings Survey, Jack E. Boucher, Photographer September 1967, DETAIL, BRONZE LAMP FLANKING PRINCIPAL ENTRANCE, EAST FACADE.
7. Historic American Buildings Survey, Jack E. Boucher, Photographer September 1967, DETAIL, ENTRANCE, EAST FACADE.
8. Historic American Buildings Survey, Jack E. Boucher, Photographer September 1967, DETAIL, ENTRANCE, EAST FACADE.
9. Historic American Buildings Survey, Jack E. Boucher, Photographer September 1967, DETAIL OF CLOCK, ENTRANCE, EAST FACADE.
10. Historic American Buildings Survey, Jack E. Boucher, Photographer September 1967, WINDOW DETAIL, SECOND FLOOR, EAST FACADE.
11. Historic American Buildings Survey, Jack E. Boucher, Photographer September 1967, WINDOW DETAIL, THIRD FLOOR, EAST FACADE.
12. Historic American Buildings Survey, Jack E. Boucher, Photographer September 1967, FENESTRATION DETAIL, SOUTH ELEVATION.
13. Historic American Buildings Survey, Jack E. Boucher, Photographer September 1967, VIEW THROUGH LOBBY FROM WEST.
14. Historic American Buildings Survey, Jack E. Boucher, Photographer September 1967, VIEW OF NORTH BALCONY IN LOBBY FROM WEST.
15. Historic American Buildings Survey, Jack E. Boucher, Photographer September 1967, VIEW OF STAIR TO NORTH BALCONY IN LOBBY.
16. Historic American Buildings Survey, Jack E. Boucher, Photographer September 1967, DETAIL, LOBBY.
17. Historic American Buildings Survey, Jack E. Boucher, Photographer September 1967, DETAIL OF LOBBY CEILING.
18. Historic American Buildings Survey, Jack E. Boucher, Photographer September 1967, DETAIL, TYPICAL SINGER MEDALLION IN LOBBY.
19. Historic American Buildings Survey, Jack E. Boucher, Photographer September 1967, DETAIL OF BALCONY RAILING IN LOBBY.
20. Historic American Buildings Survey, Photocopy, Courtesy of the Offices of the Singer Company, Inc., New York, LITHOGRAPH OF VIEW FROM SOUTHEAST.


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