The Bennett Building

The Bennett Building (Arthur D. Gilman, 1872-73; additions, James M. Farnsworth, 1890-92) is not only a pioneering proto-skyscraper but one of the prettiest cast-iron buildings in New York City.


I say a little more about the Bennett Building on my New York City landmarks blog, The Masterpiece Next Door.


National Register Number

Fulton-Nassau Historic District: 05000988

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  • James Hanlon PRO 7y

    I really like how you framed this shot capturing the glint of sunshine on the lower portion of this incredibly detailed landmark.

    Seen In NYC5!
  • Marc Belanger 6y

    In the 1980s this building was painted with pastel pink and blue colors. I have a photo from 1989 I need to scan and post.
  • Marc Belanger 6y

    September 1989:
    Bennett Building
  • Look Out Barbados 6y

    When u say cast iron building... do you mean the stuff painted cream is actually iron?!
  • bauerbe_mv 6y

    ^ Yes, it is. :)

    I'm an admin for a group called Traditional Skyscrapers, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
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