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And to think the building to the right was once (briefly) the worlds tallest!

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“At 391 feet (119 m), it was the tallest commercial building in New York from 1899 until 1908, when it was surpassed by the Singer Building.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Park_Row_Building

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Pic by me. Taken today. To the right of 1 WTC, background or behind the WFC.

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Hopefully that view will be blocked by 2 WTC one day soon…

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not the best shot during a rainy afternoon, but the back side looks like a 425 Park situation. We’ll have to wait to see how it turns out.

for another look by rbrome NEW YORK | 25 Park Row | 702 FT | 54 FLOORS

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I still find it crazy how prominent woolworths is even after 100+ years.

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Imagine if Singer were in the middle of that photo, not One Liberty. What a shame.

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This building really defines Park Row.

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1 liberty makes for a better transition towards the WTC towers.

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I don’t hate One Liberty, it reminds me (in a good way) of the monolith from 2001 A Space Odyssey, and I love how badass the steel beams on the facade look up close. I just wish it were built almost ANYWHERE else in the city. The Singer Building would be just as beloved as Woolworth if it were still around today. Such a beautiful and unique tower. I would have loved to see that weird reddish pink facade in person.

I wonder how Singer would have fared on 9/11.

Could easily have been destroyed, but if not it would probably be some ridiculously expensive restoration effort. They might just tear down as it wasn’t particularly iconic to most ppl

A fair amount of ‘standard’ (non-designed) buildings serve as a foil for the more ornate (designed) buildings: those plain backgrounds and neighbors help those architectural stars shine. I think we see the perfect balance between the plain and the fancy on that downtown skyline. I know the architects of One Liberty Plaza do not think of that building as ‘Plain’ or ‘non-designed’ - but one gets my point about the differences.

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I would love to live in 49 chambers with this view:

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