Donald Trump Tower is a mixed-use skyscraper in Midtown Manhattan, New York City. It was designed by Der Scutt of Swanke Hayden Connell, and completed in 1983. The building is named after the 45th president of the United States, Donald Trump. The tower located at 721 Fifth Avenue, near 56th Street.
- Trump Tower has 58 stories for commercial and residential use.
- There are more than 250 stores in the building.
- The tower has six different types of stone: pink Tennessee marble, black granite from Zimbabwe, Brazilian blue quartzite from Rio de Janeiro, Italian white Carrara marble from Tuscany, Indian pink marble from Rajasthan and French gray limestone from Normandy.
- The tower has a total floor area of about 200,000 square feet (18,600 square).
The building has been the site of many US presidents and presidential candidates since its opening. It has also been used as the setting for television shows, films and music videos. Trump Tower has received criticism because it occupies a large area of land which could be used for other purposes.
Trump Tower helped revitalize Midtown by providing more jobs to the city and attracting more tourists to the area.
The history of the construction of Trump Tower
Trump’s team had to fight for the right to demolish Bonwit Teller with its elegant art deco façade. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, which is located in the building across the street, offered $200,000 for the sculptures adorning the façade. But as this could have caused construction delays, the whole beauty was simply dismantled.
Architect Der Scutt designed “a striking saw-tooth faceted building, resembling a side staircase”. The first 5 floors were to be shops, the next 11 floors were to be offices, another 38 floors were to be flats and the rest were to be technical spaces.
Trump Tower is 58 storeys high, although originally the skyscraper was to be even taller. When permission was granted, the authorities adjusted the number of floors because such tall buildings were not allowed in the area. However, Donald Trump has said in interviews that the building could even be considered 68 storeys because of the tall atrium and some lower rooms.
What to visit
The name Trump Tower, in large gold lettering, will leave no doubt that you are standing at the entrance to a palace of luxury and wealth. The impressive atrium inside the building occupies the lower 6 floors, with glass escalators separating them. In front of the entrance is a 20-metre waterfall the size of an entire wall. The interior is finished in pink marble, with copper and mirror elements. On the top floor, there is an observation deck with a green garden. On the 5th and 6th floor there is a small garden, where you can relax from the hustle and bustle of the metropolis by watching the clouds.
Trump Tower has several upscale cafes, bars and restaurants that are frequented by the colourful residents of Fifth Avenue and wealthy tourists. The establishments are ideal for casual breakfasts, elegant lunches and business meetings.
Trump Tower Mall is designed for high-end shopping: you’ll find flagship shops of global brands such as Gucci, Nike and others, and amidst the galaxy of stars is Ivanka Trump’s jewellery boutique, located on the ground floor.
Trump’s skyscrapers in Manhattan architecture.
The tallest building in New York City at the moment is the 541-metre Freedom Tower, which was built on the site of the twin towers destroyed in the 11 September 2001 attack. Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue is 202 metres high, but that does not make it any less attractive. It is worth noting that it is not the only skyscraper on the island of Manhattan owned by the 45th president of the United States. The billionaire owns the Trump International Hotel & Tower New York, Trump World Tower, Trump Park Avenue, and so on.
Today, a significant portion of New York’s major commercial and residential complexes are managed by The Trump Organization business group. These skyscrapers are believed to have the most comfortable and beautiful flats, and the opportunity to buy one of them is a great fortune.
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