Skyscrapers Cities New York City 14 Wall Street

Height539 feet

About 14 Wall Street

14 Wall Street, originally named the Bankers Trust Company Building, is a skyscraper on Wall Street in New York City, United States. It occupies the block along Nassau Street from Wall Street to Pine Street and is across from the New York Stock Exchange and Federal Hall. The concept behind the building's design was to place the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus on top of St Mark's Campanile in Venice. Many early skyscrapers took the Venetian bell-tower as a logical model for a modern office tower, but 14 Wall Street was the first to top it off with a temple in the sky, a seven-story stepped pyramid modeled on one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. Bankers Trust, for whom the building was constructed, then adopted the pyramid as its trademark, and took as its slogan "A Tower of Strength". The first stage of construction, 1910–1912, was marked by the demolition of a 20-storey Gillender Building, claimed to be the first skyscraper demolished to make way for a taller skyscraper. It was completed in 1912 by Trowbridge & Livingston and is 539 ft (164 m) tall and contains 37 floors.

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