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New York City, Manhattan, Midtown, Flatiron district : " New York Merchandise Mart " 1974 | by (vincent desjardins)
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New York City, Manhattan, Midtown, Flatiron district : " New York Merchandise Mart " 1974

Source : Wikipédia

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York_Merchandise_Mart

 

The New York Merchandise Mart is a building in Manhattan, New York City, located at 41 Madison Avenue at East 26th Street, also known as "1 Madison Square Plaza".

 

The building is an unadorned 42-floor, 175.57 metres (576.0 ft), International style skyscraper with a facade of brown aluminum and darkened black glass, and was designed by Emery Roth & Sons. Completed in 1974, the skyscraper was built for the tableware, decorations and gift industries as a showcase and trade facility. It has 23 floors of showrooms featuring products from 85 manufacturers, and is managed by Rudin Management Company.

 

The building was constructed on the site of the elaborate mansion of financier Leonard Jerome, built in 1859 and given landmark status in 1965, but when the owner was unable to find a buyer for it after two years, it was permitted to be torn down in 1967.

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