"Have a Look at the Standard Oil Company Building" Art - Architecture Tip by DanielF

Art - Architecture, New York City: 55 reviews and 104 photos


As you walk Broadway, you will be impressed by the bulky Standard Oil Company building, whose façade follows the street's curve. Manhattan experienced a huge building boom in the early 20th century: huge and classy edifices were being built, many of them in the then fashionable Renaissance revival style. This is one of the most outstanding examples of them. It was erected to host one of the companies that were created after the break-up of Rockefeller's empire pursuant to anti-trust legislation.

The base of the building is a design of Carrere & Hastings, while the pyramid-crowned is an ulterior addition by Shreeve, Lamb & Blake, which allows the whole structure for a better blending within an environment of slender and tall structures, becoming so one of the most charismatic elements of the city's skyline.

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  • Updated Aug 8, 2008
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