Singer Building at Liberty Street and Broadway in Manhattan, New
York, was an office building completed in 1908 as the
headquarters of the Singer
The building's architect, Ernest Flagg
was a supporter of height limitations and restrictive zoning, and
showed his solution to tall-building crowding with the Singer's
set-back design. The 12-story base of the building filled an entire
blockfront, while the tower above was very narrow.
612 feet (187 m) above grade, the Singer Building was the
tallest building in the
world from its completion until the completion in 1909 of the
Metropolitan Life Insurance Company
Tower on Madison Avenue,
again in Manhattan.
The building was demolished in 1968 as it was claimed to be
functionally obsolete, and in order to make way for the subdued
Building (currently known as One Liberty Plaza).
The tower floors were squares only
65 feet (20 m) on a side. It remained the second tallest building
ever destroyed after Avala TV Tower in Serbia destroyed
during NATO bombing,
until the September 11,
2001, collapse of the nearby World Trade Center.
It is still the tallest building ever
Image:Singer Building New York City 1908.jpg|The drawing of Singer
Building.Image:Singer City Investing Hudson Terminal 1909.jpg|The
Singer Building with the Hudson River
Terminal.Image:SingerBuilding2.jpg|September 1967 by Jack E.
interior view of the
- Another famous Singer Building, designed by architect
Pavel Suzor, was built in 1902-1904 at Nevsky Prospekt in
Saint-Petersburg for headquarters of the
Russian branch of the
company. This modern style building (situated just opposite
to the Kazan Cathedral) is
officially recognized as an object of Russian historical-cultural