Meet New York’s iconic building
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If you’ve ever seen the famous television show “Friends”, you will definitely recognize this oddly shaped building, which is also one of New York’s iconic buildings.
Standing at 285 feet, and 22 stories tall, this triangular shaped building was completed in 1902. Originally known as the Fuller Building, it was only one of two buildings north of 14th street that was considered a skyscraper at that time.
Ever since its construction in 1902, the building has been home to numerous small businesses. However, in recent years businesses have migrated downtown to buildings with cheaper rents, and an opportunity to merge all the staff into a modern workplace. Today, the building is vacated and there are plans to reinvent the building in favor of a new lobby, air conditioners, more staircases, and more.
Designated as a New York City landmark in 1966, a National Historic Landmark in 1989, and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1979, this quintessential symbol of New York City is a hotspot for backdrop of instagram posts. So, don’t hesitate to head over and admire this unique building!