FIDI - 1 BD/1BR located in Historical Hi Rise - NO FEE!

Chris Escueta
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson
Mobile: 646.543.3550
587 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10017
Phone: 212-252-8772
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Location

20 Exchange Pl New York, NY 10005 Apt: 5551
New York NY 10005
Cross street:Hanover

Property

Type: Apartment
Pets: Pets Allowed

Financials

Rent $3,320

Description

Designed by Cross & Cross in 1931 for the City Bank-Farmers Trust, this limestone-clad skyscraper quickly became an important component of what would be the world's most romantic and famous skyline for several decades.

When it was erected, it was the fourth tallest building in the world and it is notable for its very slender tower, its 14, ominous but very impressive hooded busts at the top of its 19th floor setback and its spectacular, domed lobby with gold-toned travertine floor and decorative nickel and bronze.

The 685-foot-high building has a 24-hour doorman and concierge and valet, a fitness center, a landscaped sundeck on the 19th floor, a residents' lounge, and a bicycle room.

In his July 20, 2008 "Streetscapes" column in The New York Times, Christopher Gray provided the following commentary about this great Art Deco tower:

"Fifty-nine stories does not seem like much now, but when planned in 1929, the City Bank-Farmers Trust Building was to be the tallest skyscraper in the world after the Empire State Building. With its sheer limestone façade, haunting sculptural treatment and rich marble halls, the building - which is being converted to residential use - is a surprising find on its cramped, odd-shaped block at Exchange Place at the conjunction of Beaver, Hanover and William Streets.

"In 1929, the financial center was booming. The architects Cross & Cross were at work on a 50-story building for Continental Bank at Broad Street and Exchange Place, which ultimately wasn't built. Then the National City Bank merged with the Farmers' Loan and Trust Company, and entered the skyscraper sweepstakes. When their architects, also Cross & Cross, filed plans at the Bureau of Buildings on Oct. 2, The New York Times described the new structure, at 71 stories and 846 feet, as the highest ever officially proposed. The design for the City Bank-Farmers Trust tower called for an illuminated globe on top, but the stock market crash a few weeks after filing brought the project...

Features and Amenities

· Attended Lobby

· Concierge

· FT Doorman

· Hi Rise

· Pre War

· Basement Storage

· Central AC

· Full Service Garage

· Roof Deck

· Washer/Dryer in building

· Elevator

· Lounge

· Fitness Center

· Outdoor Entertainment Space

· In-Unit Washer/Dryer

· Bike Room

· Landmarked

· Live-In Superintendent

· Terraces / Balconies

Neighborhood

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