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Figures

Height: Architectural 93.6 m / 307 ft
Height: To Tip 93.6 m / 307 ft
Floors Above Ground 21
# of Elevators 6
Tower GFA 26,967 m² / 290,270 ft²

Facts

Official Name Lever House
Other Names Lever Building
Structure Type Building
Status Completed
Country United States
City New York City
Street Address & Map 390 Park Avenue
Postal Code 10022
Building Function office
Structural Material steel
Landmark Status local
Construction Start 1950
Completion 1952

Companies Involved

Owner RFR Realty LLC
Architect
Design Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
MEP Engineer
Design Jaros, Baum & Bolles

CTBUH Initiatives

Student Research Funding Winner
16 Aug 2016 – CTBUH Research

Videos

The Fifth Façade: Designing Nature into the City
26 Oct 2015 – Richard Cook, COOKFOX Architects

Research Papers

Reconstruction as Research: Digital Modeling of Key Postwar Skyscrapers
5 Feb 2018 – CTBUH Journal, 2018 Issue I

Ten Significant Tall Buildings, and the Significant Women Behind Them
8 Aug 2017 – CTBUH Journal, 2017 Issue III

The Fifth Façade: Designing Nature into the City
26 Oct 2015 – Global Interchanges: Resurgence of the Skyscraper City

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Reconstruction as Research: Digital Modeling of Key Postwar Skyscrapers
5 Feb 2018 – CTBUH Journal, 2018 Issue I; Saranya Panchaseelan, Shawn Barron & Thomas Leslie, Iowa State University; Paolo Orlando, substance architecture
The 2016 CTBUH Student Research Funding Program, kindly sponsored by Underwriters Laboratories, allowed researchers to use digital reconstructions from extant drawings…
Ten Significant Tall Buildings, and the Significant Women Behind Them
8 Aug 2017 – CTBUH Journal, 2017 Issue III; Leading Women in Tall Buildings
Recently, there has been a growing and overdue recognition in the architecture discipline that women are under-represented, not just in terms of leadership positions held…
The Fifth Façade: Designing Nature into the City
26 Oct 2015 – Global Interchanges: Resurgence of the Skyscraper City; Rick Cook & Jared Gilbert, COOKFOX Architects
New York’s most iconic buildings, the early 20th-Century high rises, were designed as aspirational symbols of urban life with carefully sculpted forms that mediate…
Five Energy Generations of Tall Buildings: An Historical Analysis of Energy Consumption in High-Rise Buildings.
Sep 2009 – 2009 The Journal of Architecture; Philip Oldfield, University of Nottingham; Dario Trabucco, Universita IUAV di Venezia; Antony Wood, CTBUH
Whilst there have been numerous categorisations of high-rise buildings according to their function, architectural style, height or structural strategy, historically…

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