New York City, USA Joseph Archer and Joshua Westmoreland
New York City Hall
Built in 1811. The architects who designed the building were John McComb Jr. and Joseph Francois Mangin. It is located on 52 Chambers Street. On July 23, 2003 an assassination occurred Othniel Askew shot James E. Davis, a political rival of his. A police officer then shot Askew, killing him. Features of the building include marble cladding that was added to the back of the city hall, corinthian columns support the dome, and a large rotunda with a grand marble staircase is present in the city hall, and a central pavilion that is flanked by two projecting wings. It is also located near a small park called the City Hall Park.
New York World Building
The Woolworth Building was completed in 1913 by architect Cass Gilbert. It is located on 233 Broadway. Steel and terra-cotta were the materials used. In 1977 to 1981 the building underwent restoration. It was the tallest building in the world until 1930. Features include a 3-story roof that is topped with crowning pinnacle, a lobby covered in marble and a stained glass ceiling, and a statue of Cass Gilbert holding a model of the Woolworth Building. It was sold in 1998 for 126.5 million dollars.
Empire State Building
Built in 1931 by William F. Lamb to employ workers from the depression. The Empire State Building is located on 350 Fifth Avenue, the empire state building was the tallest building in the world until 1972. In 1951 a TV mast was added making it 449 meters tall. In 1945 fourteen people were killed when a twin engine bomber crashed on the 79th floor of the building. Features of the building include Indiana limestone and granite, two observatories, and a large distinctive spire originally designed for a dirigible mast for blimps. It also includes several art exhibits throughout the building. On May, 18, 1981 the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commissions declared the building a landmark.
Built in 1952 out of stain steel and glass by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. It is located on 390 Park Avenue and it was the first all glass building in New York. Gordon Bunshaft made the tower a slab with its narrow side facing the road. A horizontal mezzanine is cut out in the center, creating a central courtyard. The other features of the building include an outside elevated plaza on the top row of the horizontal base and was the first full climate controlled, fixed windowed office building in NYC. Important events in the building history is in 1982 the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission designated the Lever House a landmark.
Built in 1983 by Swanke, Hayden, and Connell (Der Scutt was the design architect) and partners for Trumps personal head quarters. It is located on 725 Fifth Avenue. The Trump Tower features a 6 story lavish atrium, has a cascading waterfall adjacent to the entrance with pink marble walls. It also included bronze glass and each tier has a shrub on it. In 2004 the Trump tower had many appearances in the TV series, "The Apprentice", allowing the building to gain more popularity.
World Trade Center
Trump World Tower
New Yorks Times Building
Built in 2004 by architects Renzo Piano, Fox & Fowle as a office building. The grand opening of the building was November 19, 2007. It is located on 620 Eight Avenue. The building was deigned with a double skin curtain wall with ceramic rods, so it functions as a sun screen. It enhances the city's skyline by reflecting the light so the color changes and the inside can be seen from streets below. More than 95% of the structure is made by recycled metal.
Bank of America Tower
Built by Cook & Fox Architects completed in 2009. The location of the tower is 1 Bryant Park at 6th Avenue. The tower has two spires and one has a wind turbine that produces electricity for the building. The materials of the building is clad with and aluminum framed curtain wall with transparency. During construction in October of 2007 a construction container fell off of a crane, damaging the tower and injuring others.