1 Wall Street

1 Wall Street (formerly Irving Trust Company Building ) is an Art Deco skyscraper in Lower Manhattan, New York City. It replaced the previous Manhattan Life Building.

2001, the building of Landmarks Preservation Commission was declared a National Monument.


The building was designed by architect Ralph McKnight Walker and the construction ran from 1929 until 1931. With 50 floors and a height of 199 meters, it was at the time of its construction the tallest buildings in the city. In the years 1963-1965 the building was raised on the south end to 35 storeys, before there was even the body of the Manhattan Life Building, but without dome.

The building has a steel skeleton and the facade is composed mainly of limestone, which caused problems in subsequent years. 2001, a master plan for the redevelopment of the problem areas was decided.

Today the building is the headquarters of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation ( BNY Mellon ).


An entrance to the building