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32 Avenue of the Americas

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Type  Office
Antenna spire  167.3 m (549 ft)
Height  131 m, 167 m to tip
Opened  1930
Architectural style  Art Deco
Completed  1932
Roof  130.8 m (429 ft)
Floors  28
Floor area  11 ha
32 Avenue of the Americas

Location  32 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10013, United States
Owner  Rudin Management Company
Architecture firm  Voorhees, Gmelin and Walker
Similar  60 Hudson Street, AT&T Long Lines Building, Verizon Building, 375 Pearl Street, One Wall Street

32 Avenue of the Americas, also known as the AT&T Long Distance Building, or simply the AT&T Building is a 27-story landmarked Art Deco skyscraper located in the Tribeca neighborhood of New York City. The building reaches a height of 549 feet (167.3 m) up to its twin spires, and was completed in 1932. It is located by the intersections of Walker Street, Lispenard Street, Church Street and the Avenue of the Americas.


The structure is currently the 369th tallest building in New York City The tower was designed by the architectural firm of Voorhees, Gmelin and Walker, and contains 1,150,000 square feet (107,000 m2) of office space. It is managed by the privately held Rudin Management Company.


Occupied by AT&T, the building was originally known as the AT&T Long Lines Headquarters and was located at 24 Walker Street. Major reconstruction on the building followed during the early 1930s, as the address changed to 32 Avenue of the Americas. The building housed the technical offices and equipment for the company's transatlantic communications and other functions. In 1992, when AT&T sold the former AT&T Building in Midtown Manhattan to Sony, the company moved its head offices to the Tribeca location.

Between 2001–02, the tower underwent an extensive renovation by the architecture firm of Fox & Fowle, which included the installation of new mechanical and communications infrastructures. The highlight of the restoration included the placement of two 120-foot-tall (37 m) communications masts which increased the height of the overall tower from 429 feet (131 m) to 549 feet (167 m). Numerous features of the building's original design were restored, including the lobby with its expansive Art Deco murals. A quarter of the building's windows were replaced with louvers which emulated the pattern of the original sash windows.


The building's entrance lobby contains a wall covered with a tiled map of the world. The ceiling is decorated with an allegorical mosaic decor. The exterior cladding of the facade is composed of brown brick–colored applied masonry.

Within the building, there is an entrance to the Canal Street subway station on the A C E trains.


The building is leased to corporate clients such as Cogent Communications, iHeartMedia, Inc., Industrial Color Brands, Mission Capital Advisors, Qwest, Cambridge University Press, Verizon, T-Mobile, TV Globo International, GloboNews, Dentsu America, Bartle Bogle Hegarty (BBH), Tata Communications (TCL), Tribeca Film Institute, Tribeca Film Festival and New York University among others. The 24th floor of the building also houses a carrier-neutral, co-location and interconnection facility for communication providers known as The Hub. The facility is a convergent point for buyers and sellers of bandwidth; for over 50 terrestrial carriers, content providers, ISPs, and enterprise tenants, among them DE-CIX New York.

The ground floor on the Walker Street side houses the "iHeartRadio theater presented by P.C. Richard & Son". There is also a Starbucks located on the ground floor, which opened in 2014, that has doors to the street and to the inside of the building.


32 Avenue of the Americas Wikipedia