New York World Building

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New York World Building
The World Building, Pulitzer Building
New York World Building
The New York World Building (pictured left) around 1903
Basic data
Place: New York City , United StatesUnited StatesUnited States 
Construction time : 1889-1890
Opening: December 1890
Status : Demolished in 1955
Architectural style : Beaux Arts architecture
Architect : George B. Post
Use / legal
Usage : offices
Technical specifications
Height : 106.6 m
Height to the top: 106.6 m
Height to the roof: 94.18 m
Floors : 20th

The New York World Building was a skyscraper in New York City and the seat of the New York World newspaper . It was completed in 1890 and demolished in 1955.



Construction of the building began on October 10, 1889 and was completed a year later, on December 10, 1890. It is the new building of the old headquarters, which burned down in 1882 and was located on the area of ​​today's Potter Building . The architect, like 15 years earlier for the Western Union Telegraph Building , was George B. Post.


With a height of 94 meters, with a top even 106.4 meters, it was the world's tallest building from 1890 to 1894 until it was replaced by the Manhattan Life Insurance Building . It was also the first structure in New York City to tower over the steeple of Trinity Church . The number of floors is controversial. The newspaper said there were 26 floors in use, but recent research only suggests 16 to 18 floors.

The skyscraper was also known as the "Pulitzer Building", named after Joseph Pulitzer , who had his office on the second floor of the dome. This gave the founder of the Pulitzer Prize a view of the rest of the city.


In 1955, the New York World Building was demolished to make way for a driveway to the Brooklyn Bridge .

See also

Web links

Commons : New York World Building  - collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Coordinates: 40 ° 42 ′ 43.6 "  N , 74 ° 0 ′ 19.1"  W.

Individual evidence

  1. World Building: Part 3 - The Park Row Fire 1882 -
  2. nyc-architecture - gone buildings