4. World’s Tallest Buildings No Longer Standing

Newspaper Row. Photo from Library of Congress featured in Broadway

Leave it to New York City to demolish numerous of its buildings which once held the record for World’s Tallest Building. One the left is one of the demolished buildings, the New York World Building, which was commissioned by Joseph Pulitzer on Park Row and was the first skyscraper to surpass the height of Trinity Church. Pulitzer had his office in its dome. The 1890 building was demolished in 1955 to make way for a larger entrance ramp to the Brooklyn Bridge.

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