1899: The Park Row Building

Source: New York Public Library

1899: The Park Row Building was designed by Robert Henderson Robertson and became the world’s tallest building in 1899. It was a pioneer in steel skyscraper design and engineered by the firm of Nathaniel Roberts. It took under three years to build this  391 foot  behemoth. The Park Row Building was designated a New York City Landmark in 1999.

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