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|American Radiator Building|
|40 West 40th Street, Garment District Manhattan|
New York City NY United States
| - hotel|
| - highrise|
| - art deco|
| - neo-gothic|
| - masonry|
| - glass|
| - gold|
| - brick|
| - concrete|
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|Top floor||305 ft|
• Architect: Hood & Howells.
• Others: David Chipperfield Architects, Hay Foundry & Iron Works, Hegeman-Harris Co., Philips International Holding Corporation, Weiskopf & Pickworth LLP, Severud Associates.
• First finished art-deco skyscraper.
• First building in New York City which gained official landmark status.
• The building won the Chicago's Tribune Tower competition at 1st & 2nd place designs, to create a sculptural tower of Raymond Hood's gothic detailing with the Eliel Saarinen's art deco streamlines running-up, which in black would minimize the visual interruption of windows.
• American Radiator's image is reversed at night when glowing windows burn in the dark facade and the crown is lit up.
• A similar design was reinterpreted in Frankfurt at the end of the century with Main Plaza building.
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Drawing by Tresor
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