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17 State Street

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Type  Commercial offices
Management  RFR Realty
Floor count  42
Floors  41
Floor area  5 ha
Architect  Emery Roth
Completed  1988
Roof  165.25 m (542.2 ft)
Height  165 m
Opened  1988
Owner  RFR Holding
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Location  17 State Street at Pearl Street Manhattan, New York City, New York
Similar  Rialto Towers, Lever House, Battery Park, Seagram Building, 26 Broadway

17 State Street is a 42-story building in the Financial District of Manhattan. It was designed by Emery Roth and Sons for developers William Kaufman Organization, and it is most noted for its distinct curved facade. The building has been owned by RFR Holding since 1999 when it was acquired from Savannah Teachers Properties Inc. for $120 million.

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Map of 17 State Street, New York, NY 10004, USA

17 State Street was affected by Hurricane Sandy in October 2012, primarily water damage to electrical equipment in the building's basement. The building was closed for repair for approximately two weeks and was one of the earliest office buildings in the Financial District to be reoccupied after the storm.

Architecture

In 1988, architecture critic Paul Goldberg, said "this is not a great building, but it is one of the few truly happy intersections of the realities of New York commercial development and serious architectural aspirations".

Later, in 2008, Architecture critic Carter B. Horsley has referred to it as “the city’s most beautiful curved building”, competing with Jean Nouvel’s faceted 100 Eleventh Avenue, Philip Johnson’s Lipstick Building, and pre-war masterpieces such as 1 Wall Street Court (formerly the Cocoa Exchange) and the nearby Delmonico Building.

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17 State Street Wikipedia


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