McGraw-Hill Building

326 W. 42nd St., New York, New York

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Description 

The McGraw-Hill Building (1930-31) is the last of the pace-setting skyscrapers in New York by Raymond Hood. The blue-green glazed terra-cotta blocks that give the building its distinct character represented the largest application of this material ever tried on massive walls. The International style design is related to the Philadelphia Savings Fund Society Building of 1932 by Howe and Lescaze. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, June 29, 1989

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on March 28, 1980
Reference number
80002701
Architectural styles
Modern Movement: International Style; Other architectural type; Curtain-walled skyscraper
Area of significance
Architecture
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction
Property type
Building
Historic functions
Specialty store; Business
Period of significance
1925-1949
Significant years
1930; 1931

Update Log 

  • May 11, 2017: New Street View added by Michael Miller

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