Candler Building (New York City)

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Candler Building
Candler Building (New York City) is located in New York City
Candler Building (New York City)
Candler Building (New York City) is located in New York
Candler Building (New York City)
Candler Building (New York City) is located in the United States
Candler Building (New York City)
Location220 West 42nd St. and 221 West 41st St., New York, New York
Coordinates40°45′22″N 73°59′18″W / 40.75611°N 73.98833°W / 40.75611; -73.98833Coordinates: 40°45′22″N 73°59′18″W / 40.75611°N 73.98833°W / 40.75611; -73.98833
Area0.1 acres (0.040 ha)
Built1912 (1912)
ArchitectWillauer, Shape, & Bready
Architectural styleSkyscraper
NRHP reference #82003368[1]
Added to NRHPJuly 8, 1982

The Candler Building is a historic skyscraper located in Times Square, Manhattan, New York, New York.


The Candler Building was built between 1912 and 1914 by Coca-Cola magnate Asa Griggs Candler of Atlanta. It consists of a five bay, 24-story section fronting on 42nd street and a three bay, 17-story section fronting on 41st street. The main facade on 42nd street consists of a three-story base, a midsection from the fourth through 17th story, and a crown from the 18th to 24th story. It features white terra cotta a round arched windows on the 42nd street facade. It was one of the last skyscrapers built before the 1916 Zoning Resolution, which required setbacks.[2]:2–4

During a scene in the 1978 film Superman, the Candler Building and the McGraw-Hill Building are clearly visible. The pre-expansion Port Authority Bus Terminal can also be seen near the McGraw-Hill Building. Its ground floor now houses a McDonald's restaurant.

This cityscape is dramatically different today, and the block and a half between the two tall and unique buildings is now filling with even taller towers (built, under construction, or proposed).[citation needed] The Candler Building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.[1]


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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ "Cultural Resource Information System (CRIS)" (Searchable database). New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2015-12-01.[permanent dead link] Note: This includes Anne B. Covell (April 1982). "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Candler Building" (PDF). Retrieved 2015-12-01. See also: "Accompanying photos".
  3. ^ Claridge, Laura (1916). The lady with the Borzoi : Blanche Knopf, literary tastemaker extraordinaire (1st ed.). New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux. ISBN 9780374114251. OCLC 908176194.

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