Monday, April 26, 2010

Bloomberg Tower, NYC

731 Lexington Avenue/151 East 58th Street, NY, NY 10022
Architecture by César Pelli & Associates
Built in 2005, Photographed in 2005

One Beacon Court (also called the Bloomberg Tower), is a skyscraper on the East Side of Midtown
Manhattan, New York City. It houses the headquarters of Bloomberg L.P. in the lower floors and luxury condominiums in the higher floors. It was built on the site of the flagship Alexander's Department Store which was torn down in 2000. The mid-block public space at the base of the building is called Beacon Court. The building stands at 54 stories tall, reaching 806 feet (246 meters). Construction started in 2001 and was completed in 2005.It is currently the 14th tallest building in New York and the 42nd tallest in the United States. Several buildings were demolished to make way for the Bloomberg Tower (the tallest being the Barclay-Garrett Building).

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