Helmsley Building, New York City
The Helmsley Building is a 35-story building located at 230 Park Avenue between East 45th and East 46th Streets in Midtown Manhattan, New York City, which was built in 1929 as the New York Central Building, and was designed by Warren & Wetmore, the architects of Grand Central Terminal, in the Beaux-Arts style. Before the erection of the Pan Am Building - now the MetLife Building - this building stood out over the city's second most prestigious avenue as the tallest structure in the great "Terminal City" complex around Grand Central.Before you head to New York City, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly New York City online tour planner , to make sure you see all that New York City has to offer, including Helmsley Building.
Traffic exits and enters the Park Avenue Viaduct through the building, through two portals, one for uptown traffic and one for downtown. They connect to Park Avenue proper at East 46th Street.
The building was designated a New York City Landmark in 1987.
New York Central BuildingBefore the electrification of the New York Central Railroad in 1912–1913, the neighborhood north of Grand Central Terminal was one of open-air railway yards and tracks used by steam locomotives. The electrification and subsequent covering of the yards enabled the continuation of Park Avenue to the north and the construction of new buildings (with curious foundations). Among them was the New York Central Building.
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This is one of my favourite New York City landmarks, and looks stunning at night illuminated by coloured lights. Its built in the Beaux-Arts-Style, by architects Warren and Wetmore who were also the architects for the Great Central Terminal - something i didn't know! The biilding is 535 feet tall and 34 stories high. Its unique feature is the two tunnels for traffic that run under the building, one uptown, the other downtown. Its a real shame you can't go inside the building, as its a private office block. A great piece of architecture.
Beautiful building. Great staff.
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