17 State Street is a 42-story building located in the Financial District of Manhattan. It is one of the more noticeable buildings lining New York’s waterfront due to its reflective facade which sets a contrast to the other surrounding buildings.
17 State Street Building Profile
17 State Street was built on the site where the Seamen’s Church Institute once stood before it was demolished. The building was completed in 1988 and was designed by Emery Roth and Sons, one of the oldest registered architectural firms in the USA. The building stands 165 meters high and is composed of 42 stories.
17 State Street Building Design
17 State Street forms part of one of the world’s most famous skylines. This may have probably been in the minds of the designers when they created the design concept of the building. It is noted for being a structure shaped like a quarter circle jutting out from the ground. The curved part formed the buildings main facade with the angled features situated at the back. This made it quite distinct from the other buildings in its surroundings.
The building also features a facade with a curtain wall with a mirror finish. This makes it acquire different light shadings at different parts of the day and weather conditions. The building houses several tenants, notable of which is New York Unearthed, an urban archeology museum located at the bottom floors of the skyscraper.