17 State Street facts for kids
Quick facts for kids17 State Street
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|Location||17 State Street,
Manhattan, New York City
|Roof||165 m (541 ft)|
|Floor area||540,000 sq ft (50,000 m2)|
|Design and construction|
|Architect||Roy Gee (Emery Roth & Sons)|
|Structural engineer||DeSimone Consulting Engineers|
17 State Street is a 42-story office building located in the Financial District of Manhattan, overlooking State Street and Battery Park. It was designed by Roy Gee for Emery Roth and Sons for developers William Kaufman Organization, and it is most noted for its distinct curved glass facade. The building has been owned by RFR Holding since 1999 when it was acquired from Savannah Teachers Properties Inc. for $120 million.
17 State Street was affected by Hurricane Sandy in October 2012, primarily by water damage to electrical equipment in the building's basement. For that reason, the building was closed for repairs for approximately two weeks and was one of the earliest office buildings in the Financial District to be reoccupied after the storm.
In 1988, architecture critic Paul Goldberger said "this is not a great building, but it is one of the few truly happy intersections of the realities of New York commercial development and serious architectural aspirations".
Later, in 2008, Architecture critic Carter B. Horsley has referred to it as “the city’s most beautiful curved building”, competing with Jean Nouvel’s faceted 100 Eleventh Avenue, Philip Johnson’s Lipstick Building, and pre-war masterpieces such as 1 Wall Street Court (formerly the Cocoa Exchange) and the nearby Delmonico's Building.
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