||601 West 26th Street, between 11th and 12th Avenues, a few blocks from where the RMS Titanic was supposed to arrive, at the nearby Chelsea Piers.
||1931. The same year as the following events:
- The movie Frankenstein was made
- The year James Dean, William Shatner and James Earl Jones were born
- Dali painted “The Persistence of Memory”
- Dick Tracy, a comic strip detective character, created by cartoonist Chester Gould, made its debut appearance in the Detroit Mirror Newspaper
- Whitney Museum of American Art opened in NY
||Cory & Cory, Purdy & Henderson and Yasuo Matsui, who also designed the Japanese Pavilion at the 1939 NY World’s Fair.
||2.3 million square feet. 3.5 times the size of MoMA and larger than the Empire State Building (2.1 million square feet).
||13 feet. It is rumored that a giraffe was once photographed inside the building.
||8 miles of ribbon windows (originally 110,000 panes of glass). Longer than the West Side Highway (5.29 miles) and the perimeter of Central Park (6 miles).
||Expansive views of Manhattan. From the George Washington Bridge to the Statue of Liberty.
||More than 5,000 people work in the building every day. Futurist architect, engineer and inventor Buckminster Fuller was once a tenant at Starrett-Lehigh.
||Trucks can be driven in from street level to any floor of the building. This inspired the marketing slogan “Every floor a first floor,” when the building opened.
||More than 100 dogs are welcomed into the building every day.