Equitable Building

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Height: To Tip
169.2 m / 555 ft
Height: Architectural
169.2 m / 555 ft
Equitable Building Outline
Floors Above Ground
# of Elevators
Tower GFA
160,655 m² / 1,729,276 ft²


Official Name Equitable Building
Structure Type Building
Status Completed
Country United States
City New York City
Street Address & Map 120 Broadway
Postal Code 10271
Building Function office
Structural Material steel
Construction Start 1913
Completion 1915
Retrofit End 2019

Original Companies Involved

• Current Silverstein Properties
Developer Thomas Coleman Du Pont
Design Graham, Anderson, Probst & White
Main Contractor Thompson-Starrett & Co.
Material Supplier
• Cladding Federal Terra-Cotta Company

Retrofit Companies Involved

Developer Silverstein Properties
Design Beyer Blinder Belle
Structural Engineer
Design DeSimone Consulting Engineers; Walter T. Gorman P.E. P.C.
MEP Engineer
Design MG Engineering DPC
Project Manager JRM Construction Management
Other Consultant
• Building Monitoring Vidaris, Inc.
• Code Archetype Consultants, Inc
Façade Vidaris, Inc.
• Landscape M. Paul Friedberg and Partners
• Life Safety Homes Keogh Associates
• Lighting Horton Lees Brogden Lighting Design; Rambusch
• Security MGE Unified Techologies Corp
Material Supplier
• Lighting Rambusch

Research Papers

Was the Home Insurance Building The “First Skyscraper”?
Oct 2019 – CTBUH Journal 2019 Issue IV

Fire/Life Safety in High-Rise Buildings
26 Oct 2015 – Global Interchanges: Resurgence of the Skyscraper City

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