Standard Oil Building
Status: Not affected.*
(offices)/originally Standard Oil Building, NE cor. Beaver St. Expanded from
1884-1885 Standard Oil Building, 1920-1928. Carrere & Hastings and Shreve,
Lamb & Blake.
This curving façade reinforces the street's group architecture, working particularly well with No.25, across the green. Begun as The Standard Oil Building, built by the Standard Oil Trust Organization, the earlier structure on the site (1884-1886 Ebenezer L Roberts) was only 10 stories tall.
The 480-foot-high pyramidal tower seems squared to the city's uptown gridiron, rather than to the loose geometry of lower Manhattan's street pattern. The designers were concerned with the tower as an element in the city's skyline, not as a local form.
Source: A.I.A Guide To New York City, 4th ed.
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