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Corbin Building

Corbin Building
(2013)
Corbin Building is located in New York City
Corbin Building
Location 13 John Street[1]
Manhattan, New York City
Built 1888-89
Architect Francis H. Kimball
Architectural style Romanesque Revival[1]
Governing body private
NRHP Reference # 03001302[2]
Added to NRHP December 18, 2003

The Corbin Building is a historic office building located at 13 John Street at the corner of Broadway – where it is numbered as 192 – in the Financial District of Manhattan, New York City. It was built in 1888-89 and was designed by Francis H. Kimball in the Romanesque Revival style.[1] The building was named for Austin Corbin, a president of the Long Island Rail Road.

The building features a brick, stone and terra cotta polychromy exterior, and its interior vaulted ceilings employ a Guastavino tile system. It has been reported to be the tallest commercial building in New York City at the time of its completion,[3] however, both the Tribune and Western Union buildings of 1873 far exceeded the Corbin Building's height, at 260 and 230 feet, respectively.[4]

The building was rehabilitated by the MTA as part of its Fulton Center project that opened on November 10, 2014. The ground and basement levels of the building were incorporated into the Fulton Center and serve as an entrance to the subway station below. The exterior and interior of the building were restored to resemble its original 19th century construction as closely as possible.[5] A total of 31,000 square feet of commercial office space in the above ground levels of the building will be leased out.

The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places on December 18, 2003.

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  1. ^ a b c  , p.40
  2. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places.  
  3. ^ Historic Building Preservation - Proposed Description of Work
  4. ^ Gray, Christopher. "Streetscapes: The 1881 Schepp Building; The Coconut King's Beheaded Factory" New York Times (November 24, 1991)
  5. ^ Shapiro. Julie. "A peek inside Corbin as subway construction proceeds" Downtown Express (March 5–11, 2010)

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