40 Wall Street

skyscraper in New York City

40 Wall Street, also known as the Trump Building, is a skyscraper in New York City, United States. It is 283 meters (927 feet) tall and has 70 floors. It was built in 1930 and is one of the tallest buildings in the world.

40 Wall Street
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40 Wall Street in December 2005
Alternative namesThe Trump Building, Manhattan Company Building
Record height
Tallest in the world from April 1930 to May 27, 1930[I]
Preceded byWoolworth Building
Surpassed byChrysler Building
General information
Architectural styleNeo-Gothic
Location40 Wall Street, New York, NY 10005
Coordinates40°42′25″N 74°00′35″W / 40.706964°N 74.009672°W / 40.706964; -74.009672Coordinates: 40°42′25″N 74°00′35″W / 40.706964°N 74.009672°W / 40.706964; -74.009672
Construction startedMay 1, 1929[1]
CompletedMay 1, 1930[2]
OpeningMay 26, 1930[3]
OwnerHinneberg brothers, Hamburg, Germany
LandlordDonald Trump
Architectural927 ft (283 m)[4]
Top floor836 ft (255 m)[4]
Technical details
Floor count72[4]
Floor area1,111,675 sq ft (103,278.0 m2)
Manhattan Company Building
NYC Landmark
Location40 Wall Street, New York City
Arealess than one acre
ArchitectH. Craig Severance, Yasuo Matsui, et al.
Architectural styleSkyscraper
NRHP reference No.00000577[5]
Added to NRHPJune 16, 2000

40 Wall Street was the tallest building in the world from April to May 1930. Before it was built, the tallest building in the world was the Woolworth Building. The Chrysler Building became the tallest a few months later.

At first it was named the Bank of the Manhattan Company Building, but when the name of the bank changed the building was named for its address of 40 Wall Street. When Donald Trump bought the building in 1995 he changed it to The Trump Building.

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Related pagesEdit


  1. Carol Willis. 40 WALL STREET FOUNDATION PHOTOGRAPHS Skyscraper Museum
  2. Jay Hoster (2014). Early Wall Street 1830-1940. Charleston: Arcadia Publishing. p. 127. ISBN 978-1-4671-2263-4. Retrieved June 7, 2018.
  3. dankwa, e t (June 27, 2014) THE 40 WALL STREET Archived 2016-06-18 at the Wayback Machine Museum of Modern Art
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 40 Wall Street at CTBUH Skyscraper Database
  5. "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13.
  6. 40 Wall Street at Emporis

Other websitesEdit

  Media related to 40 Wall Street at Wikimedia Commons