88 Greenwich Street

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88 Greenwich Street
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Alternative namesGreenwich Club Residences
19 Rector Street
General information
Architectural styleArt Deco
Location88 Greenwich Street
Manhattan, New York City
Coordinates40°42′28.5″N 74°0′51″W / 40.707917°N 74.01417°W / 40.707917; -74.01417Coordinates: 40°42′28.5″N 74°0′51″W / 40.707917°N 74.01417°W / 40.707917; -74.01417
Construction started1929
OwnerThor Equities[2]
Roof466 ft (142 m)
Top floor427 ft (130 m)
Technical details
Floor count37[1]
Design and construction
ArchitectLafayette Goldstone
Alexander Zamshnick
88 Greenwich Street
Architectural styleArt Deco
NRHP reference No.02000551[3]
Added to NRHPMay 22, 2002

88 Greenwich Street, also known as the Greenwich Club Residences and previously as 19 Rector Street, is a building on the south side of Rector Street between Greenwich and Washington Streets in the Financial District of Manhattan in New York City. Built in 1929–30, the 37-story building was designed by Lafayette A. Goldstone and Alexander Zamshnick in the Art Deco style.[4]

An entrance to the New York City Subway's Rector Street station was in the basement of the building, and opened in 1931.[5] This entrance had closed by 1941.[6]

88 Greenwich Street was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2002. The building was renovated into residential condominium use in 2006.[4] In 2012, the building was affected by flooding from Hurricane Sandy. Three million cubic feet of salt water entered the basement of the building, causing significant damage.[7][8] During the flooding, water dislodged an oil tank, which cracked after hitting a ceiling beam.[9]

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  1. ^ "Greenwich Club Residences". SkyScraperpage.com. Retrieved March 23, 2016.
  2. ^ Samfani, Hiten (August 5, 2014). "Joe Sitt buys out Heiberger at 88 Greenwich commercial condo". The Real Deal. Retrieved March 23, 2016.
  3. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. March 13, 2009.
  4. ^ a b 88 Greenwich Street at Emporis
  5. ^ Eleventh Annual Report For The Calendar Year 1931. New York State Transit Commission. p. 74.
  6. ^ Appeals, New York (State) Court of (1942). New York Court of Appeals. Records and Briefs. pp. 40, 143–148.
  7. ^ Staff (November 30, 2012). "88 Greenwich, target of lawsuit, set to reopen". The Real Deal. Retrieved March 23, 2016.
  8. ^ Polsky, Sara (November 2, 2012). "88 Greenwich Declared 'Unsafe' and Completely Uninhabitable". Curbed New York. Retrieved March 23, 2016.
  9. ^ Satow, Julie (January 11, 2013). "The Generator is the Machine of the Moment". The New York Times. Retrieved April 21, 2016.

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