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Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1825/00/00 William Cullen Bryant Work William Bryant accepts part-time duties with the New-York Evening Post under William Coleman. Bryant advanced rapidly from Assistant Editor to Editor-in-Chief and co-owner of the newspaper. New York Evening Post occupied the site of Liberty Tower.
1825/00/00 New York Post Headquarters William Bryant accepts part-time duties with the New-York Evening Post under William Coleman. Bryant advanced rapidly from Assistant Editor to Editor-in-Chief and co-owner of the newspaper. New York Evening Post occupied the site of Liberty Tower.
1909/00/00 Henry Ives Cobb Architect Bryant Building - for William Cullen Bryant, editor of the New York Evening Post which previously occupied the site - is built in the Financial District of Manhattan, New York City, 1909-1910.
1910/07/00 Theodore Roosevelt Work As one of its first commercial tenants, President Theodore Roosevelt opens a law office.
1919/00/00 Sinclair Oil Co Headquarters Sinclair Oil leases the Bryant building from 1919 until 1945 as the Sinclair Oil Building.
1945/00/00 From 1945 to 1979 Liberty Tower continues to be used for offices, but not profitably.
1978/00/00 Joseph Pell Lombardi Architect Architect Joseph Lombardi - finding Liberty Tower an economically failed building, substantially vacant and rundown - sells whole and partial floors to cooperators as raw residential space which the tenants themselves designed and built.
2010/04/02 Liberty Tower, adorned with terra-cotta gargoyles, birds, alligators and flowers, completes a $5 million restoration, replacing 3,200 terra cotta blocks and 202 sculptures on its facade, damaged by the 2001 collapse of the nearby World Trade Center. September 11th Attacks

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Particulars for Liberty Tower:
Area of Significance Architecture
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Sight Category Building
Architectural Style Gothic Revival
Level of Significance Local
Owner Private
Historic Use Professional
Architectural Style Skyscraper



US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration: 15th September 1983

PLACE DETAILS
Registry Name: Liberty Tower
Registry Address: 55 Liberty St.
Registry Number: 83001734
Resource Type: Building
Owner: Private
Architect: Cobb,Henry I.
Architectural Style: Gothic, Skyscraper
Contributing Buildings: 1
Certification: Listed in the National Register
CULTURAL DETAILS
Level of Significance: Local
Area of Significance: Architecture
Applicable Criteria: Architecture-Engineering
Period of Significance: 1900-1924
Significant Year: 1909, 1910
Historic Function: Commerce, Trade
Historic Sub-Function: Professional
Current Function: Domestic, Commerce, Trade
Current Sub-Function: Multiple dwelling Business

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