1889 – Proposed New York World Building, New York

Architect: R.H. Robertson



Unsuccessful competition design published in the American Architect and Building News. The New York World Building was designed by early skyscraper specialist George Browne Post to house the now-defunct newspaper, The New York World. Also known as the Pulitzer Building after the paper’s owner, Joseph Pulitzer, it was the city’s first building to surpass the 284-foot spire of Trinity Church which, at the time, dominated the city’s skyline. The World Building was demolished in 1955 for the expanded car ramp entrance to the Brooklyn Bridge.

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