The Highest Building in the World.

Issue 2 and Volume 44.

The Highest Building in the World. Leaving out of consideration the Eiffel tower in Paris, which is not used for residential, business office or manufacturing purposes, New York city already owns the highest buildings in the world—two in number. If the intentions of the Equitable Life Assurance company are permitted by the building department of Manhattan borough to be carried out, Manhattan borough will soon see another erected on lower Broadway to which the Singer and the Metropolitan Life company’s offices must yield the palm, while other edifices that have hitherto posed as giants will be looked down upon from the new structure’s dizzy height as mere pygmies. The old home of the Equitable Life—the second built bv the company on that site—is to be torn down, and in its. place will be erected an office building 909 ft. in height, occupying the blocks bounded by Pine, Nassau and Cedar…

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