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Equitable Life Building

Identification

Equitable Life Building
Equitable Building
1410550

Map

Structure in General

high-rise building
demolished [destroyed]
baroque

Usages

commercial office

Facts

  • The building, described as fireproof, was destroyed by a massive fire on January 9, 1912. Extremely cold weather caused the water from the fire trucks to freeze on the building. Six people died.
  • The present Equitable Building was completed in 1915 on the same plot.

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Location

120 Broadway
10271
Financial District
Manhattan
New York City
New York
U.S.A.

Technical Data

130.00 ft
7
1868
5/1/1870
1912

Involved Companies

George B. Post

George B. Post
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