The Lincoln Building story, in bullet points:
✪ Set at 42nd Street and Vanderbilt Avenue, the 53-story structure is designed in the same neo-Gothic style as Tudor City. Costs $30 million to construct, accommodates 12,000 workers. Opens March 1, 1930.
✪ Named not after Abraham Lincoln, but more pragmatically after two key tenants, the Lincoln National Bank and the Lincoln Storage Company (both, however, named after Honest Abe).
✪ In 2010, it undergoes a renovation and name change to One Grand Central Place, a nonexistent address if there ever was one. Currently, One Vanderbilt ‒ the monolith soon to be the second tallest building in town ‒ is rising directly across the street from One Grand Central Place.
|42nd Street entrance, 1941. Photographed by the Wurts Bros.|
|Showing Tudor City's proximity to the Lincoln Building.|