Continental Center (New York City)

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Continental Center
Continental Center NYC.jpg
General information
StatusComplete
TypeOffice
LocationNew York City, New York, United States
Completed1983
Height
Roof169 m (554 ft)
Technical details
Floor count41
Floor area1.092.537 sq ft
(101.500 m²)
Design and construction
ArchitectSwanke Hayden Connell Architects
DeveloperRockefeller Group

The Continental Center is an office skyscraper located in the Financial District of Manhattan, New York City.[1]

Built in 1983, in the construction of Swanke Hayden Connell Architects, the building is 41 stories tall and reaches a height of 169 metres (554 ft).[2]

History[edit]

Originally designed for an insurance company, the building is occupied by major financial and legal firms. The octagonal floor of the building and the glass facade contrast with the neighboring high-rise skyscrapers, such as 120 Wall Street and One Chase Manhattan Plaza. In addition to offices, the building includes a cafeteria, an auditorium and classrooms for use by the occupants.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Emporis Continental Center". Retrieved February 15, 2014.
  2. ^ a b "Continental Center". Wired New York. Wired New York. Retrieved February 15, 2014.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 40°42′18″N 74°00′19″W / 40.70511°N 74.00519°W / 40.70511; -74.00519