General Motors Building (Manhattan)
The General Motors Building is a skyscraper in New York City.
The building was built in the years 1964 to 1968 on the site of previously demolished Savoy - Plaza Hotel on 5th Avenue in Midtown Manhattan and is 215 meters high, making it the 40th tallest building in the city of New York. It was named after its owner, the car manufacturer General Motors. The building, which occupies the entire block between 5th Avenue, Madison Avenue, the 58th and the 59th, is home to 50 floors. These are almost exclusively taken for offices to complete, only individual floors are reserved for technical equipment such as lifts. A public access to the building does not exist.
The layout of the house consists of a rectangle, from the ground floor to the top where the building closes up to and including a flat roof. The structural elements in both the core and the wall are made of steel. The facade was covered with glass and aluminum, which gives the building its bright silver color. The facade is thus similar architecturally to the former World Trade Center. The architects involved in the General Motors Building Emery Roth & Sons were also involved in the planning of the World Trade Center.
The over 150 year old giant toy store FAO Schwarz is one of the tenants; before the building is a glass Apple store.
2013, involved investors from the People's Republic of China and Brazil to 40 percent of the building; It was thus with a value of 3.4 billion U.S. dollars to the most valuable buildings of the United States.