| Commercial offices|
165.25 m (542.2 ft)
| 17 State Street at Pearl Street
Manhattan, New York City, New York|
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.
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.
17 State Street Wikipedia
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.