52 Broadway

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52 Broadway
The building in 1920
Former namesExchange Court Building, Chemical Bank Building
General information
Address52-56 Broadway
Town or cityFinancial District, Manhattan, New York City, New York
CountryUnited States
Coordinates40°42′23″N 74°0′44″W / 40.70639°N 74.01222°W / 40.70639; -74.01222
Height221.51 feet (67.52 m)
Technical details
Floor count20
Design and construction
Architecture firmClinton and Russell
Renovating team
Renovating firmEmery Roth & Sons

52 Broadway, formerly known as the Exchange Court Building or Chemical Bank Building, is a high-rise building on Broadway and Exchange Place in the Financial District of Lower Manhattan, New York City. The building was originally built with 12 floors in 1898 by architects Clinton and Russell, but it was gutted and stripped of its entire facade in 1980-1982 by Emery Roth & Sons. It is now 221.5 feet (67.5 m) high with 20 floors.[1]


In September 1903, the Consolidated National Bank took out a five-year lease on around 2,500 square feet of ground floor at the Exchange Court Building, which was located at the corner of Broadway and Exchange Place.[2]

The naval architectural firm Gielow & Orr had their headquarters in the building in the early 20th century.[3] The United Federation of Teachers currently has its headquarters in the building.[4]


  1. ^ a b "52 Broadway". Emporis. Retrieved January 2, 2015.
  2. ^ "Consolidated National's New Quarters.", The New York Times, New York, p. 11, September 2, 1903, retrieved January 21, 2017
  3. ^ "MotorBoating". Motor Boating (New York, N.Y. 2000): 53. September 1919. ISSN 1531-2623.
  4. ^ "Contact". United Federation of Teachers. Retrieved January 2, 2015.

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Coordinates: 40°42′23″N 74°0′44″W / 40.70639°N 74.01222°W / 40.70639; -74.01222