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3 Columbus Circle

251 West 57th Street, 1775 Broadway
New York City NY United States

Status:built
Construction Dates
  Began1923
  Finished1928
Floor Count26
Floor Area67,130 m²
Building Uses
 - office
Structural Types
 - highrise
Architectural Style
 - beaux arts
Materials
 - glass
 - steel
 - concrete

 Heights ValueSource / Comments 
Roof315 ft

Description
Companies:
- Architect: William Welles Bosworth (Colonnade Building) 1923, Shreve & Lamb (Columbus Tower) 1928. Gensler, 2008.
- Owner: Moinian Group
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Fact's and Description

- The base of 3 Columbus Circle was originally a 3 story building called the Colonnade Building, completed in 1923. It was designed to accomidate a larger building atop it, the 23 story tower designed by Shreve & Lamb was added in 1928.

- A signage space was added atop the tower in 1968 for General Motors, when GM occupied most of the building in the 1960's. The sign space later read "Biography" then would become a CNN news ticker in the 2000's, for CNN's studios accross Columbus Circle at the twin towered Time Warner Center.

- As of 2008, plans call for a complete makeover of the building, casting the building with glass for a more modern appearance, unfortunantly removing all the original detailing of the building.

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