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40 Wall Street – Held Title for World’s Tallest Skyscraper

Posted by Jae on April 19, 2009

40 Wall Street

40 Wall Street

40 Wall Street is a 70-story, 283 m, 1930 completed skyscraper originally known as the Bank of Manhattan Trust building, (but then became known by the numerical address when its founding tenant merged with the Chase National Bank to form the Chase Manhattan Bank.)  The building, located between Nassau Street and William Street in Manhattan, New York City, was completed in 1930 after only 11 months of construction. Its pinnacle reaches 282.5 m and was very briefly the tallest building in the world, soon surpassed by the Chrysler Building finished that same year.  In 1995, after years of neglect, 40 Wall Street was bought by Donald Trump and later renamed it to The Trump Building.


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