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59th Street/11th Ave

Built in 1969 and designed by the prolific New York architecture firm Emery Roth & Sons, this 29 story beauty is one of the best international style buildings in Lower Manhattan. Today, the building houses many different financial services firms. However, in the 18th century, the location of the building served as the Wall Street Slave Market, the primary place of commerce for the slave trade in New York. Across the street once stood Merchant's Coffee House, where the Bank of New York was...

Built in 1969 and designed by the prolific New York architecture firm Emery Roth & Sons, this 29 story beauty is one of the best international style buildings in Lower Manhattan. Today, the building houses many different financial services firms. However, in the 18th century, the location of the building served as the Wall Street Slave Market, the primary place of commerce for the slave trade in New York. Across the street once stood Merchant's Coffee House, where the Bank of New York was officially founded, and Paul Revere came to protest the closing of the Boston harbor.

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59th Street and 11th Avenue
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