Trump Tower (New York City)

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Trump Tower
Trump tower.jpg
Trump Tower viewed from Fifth Avenue
General information
StatusComplete
Typeretail, office, and residential
Location725 Fifth Avenue
Manhattan, New York City
Coordinates40°45′45″N 73°58′27″W / 40.76250°N 73.97417°W / 40.76250; -73.97417Coordinates: 40°45′45″N 73°58′27″W / 40.76250°N 73.97417°W / 40.76250; -73.97417
Construction started1979
Completed1983
OpeningNovember 30, 1983
OwnerDonald Trump
Height
Roof202 m (663 ft)
Technical details
Floor count58
Design and construction
ArchitectDer Scutt
DeveloperDonald Trump
Structural engineerIrwin Cantor
 
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Trump Tower
Trump tower.jpg
Trump Tower viewed from Fifth Avenue
General information
StatusComplete
Typeretail, office, and residential
Location725 Fifth Avenue
Manhattan, New York City
Coordinates40°45′45″N 73°58′27″W / 40.76250°N 73.97417°W / 40.76250; -73.97417Coordinates: 40°45′45″N 73°58′27″W / 40.76250°N 73.97417°W / 40.76250; -73.97417
Construction started1979
Completed1983
OpeningNovember 30, 1983
OwnerDonald Trump
Height
Roof202 m (663 ft)
Technical details
Floor count58
Design and construction
ArchitectDer Scutt
DeveloperDonald Trump
Structural engineerIrwin Cantor

Trump Tower is a 58-story mixed-use skyscraper located at 725 Fifth Avenue, at the corner of East 56th Street in Midtown Manhattan, New York City. It was developed by Donald Trump and the Equitable Life Assurance Company, it is now just developed/ owned by Donald Trump, and designed by Der Scutt of Swanke, Hayden Connell. The ground floor stores in the tower were opened for business on November 30, 1983. The grand opening of the Atrium and stores was held on February 14, 1983 with the apartments and offices following shortly thereafter. HRH Construction was the contractor on the building and the Construction Executive was Barbara Res.[1]

Architecture[edit]

The atrium of the building
Trump Tower seen from the entrance

The Trump Tower is the 54th tallest building in New York City. The tower is a reinforced concrete, shear-wall/core structure and was the tallest structure of this type in New York City when completed. A concrete hat-truss at the top of the building ties exterior columns with the concrete core. This increases the effective dimensions of the core to that of the building in order to resist the overturning of lateral forces (wind, minor earthquakes, and impacts perpendicular to the building’s height). A similar structure was used for Trump World Tower.

Ordinarily a building of that height could not have been built on the small site. By mixing uses (retail, office, and residential), constructing a through-block arcade (connecting to the IBM building to the east), and using the air rights from Tiffany’s flagship store next door, and including the atrium (designed as a “public space” under the city codes at the time), Trump was able to assemble a bonus package that enabled a taller tower.

The building’s public spaces are clad in Breccia Pernice, a pink white-veined marble and brass and mirrors are used throughout. This includes the office lobby, off Fifth Avenue, and the five-level atrium which has a waterfall, shops, cafés, and a pedestrian bridge that crosses over the waterfall’s pool. The atrium is crowned with a skylight. In 2006, Forbes Magazine valued the tower at $318 million. Trump Tower is the setting of the NBC television show The Apprentice including the famous boardroom where at least one person will be fired at the end of each episode (actually a television studio inside Trump Tower).

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Notes
  1. ^ Rubin, Sy, and Jonathan Mandell. Trump Tower. Secaucus, N.J.: L. Stuart, 1984
  2. ^ "New York." Qatar Airways. Retrieved on February 9, 2009.
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