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Paramount Building

1501 Broadway, Times Square
New York City NY United States

Status:built
Construction Dates
  Began1926
  Finished1927
Floor Count33
Building Uses
 - office
 - theatre
Structural Types
 - highrise
 - clock
Architectural Style
 - beaux arts
Materials
 - masonry

 Heights ValueSource / Comments 
Spire431 ft
calculated by J. Möhring
Roof391 ft
calculated by J. Möhring
Clock348 ft
calculated by J. Möhring

Description
Architect: C.W. and George L. Rapp
Cost: $13.5 Million

- A signature globe crowns the building.

- The globe and clock were painted black in 1944 during World War II to maintain blackout conditions for fear of enemy invasion. The Globe and Clock tower were later restored in 1996.

- The Paramount Building has 14 setbacks.

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