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VerticalCity

architectural history and urban impressions from new york city with the occasional excursions to the outside world

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Jun 21 '13
On the corner of Pine and Broadway, amid the Canyon of Heroes. This particular corner is flanked on the right by the former American Surety Company Building from 1895 and its Athenian guardians, and on the left by the Equitable Building, which caused a little revolution in construction laws after its 1915 completion.
The Equitable Building covered almost its entire plot which led to an almost complete blocking out of any natural sunlight into the surrounding streets and to the adoption of the 1916 zoning resolution which permitted a maximum floor area of 12 times the site’s area.

On the corner of Pine and Broadway, amid the Canyon of Heroes. This particular corner is flanked on the right by the former American Surety Company Building from 1895 and its Athenian guardians, and on the left by the Equitable Building, which caused a little revolution in construction laws after its 1915 completion.

The Equitable Building covered almost its entire plot which led to an almost complete blocking out of any natural sunlight into the surrounding streets and to the adoption of the 1916 zoning resolution which permitted a maximum floor area of 12 times the site’s area.

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