Manhattan Life Building, between 1895 and 1901


The building of the Manhattan Life Insurance Company, located at 64, 66 and 68 Broadway. Image of an advertisement for the Manhattan Life Insurance Company of New York City, depicting their building on Broadway in a busy commercial street view; pedestrians, horse-drawn vehicles and street cars in foreground (artist Herbert S. Packard / printer E. P. & L. Restein Lith., they operated from approximately 1895 to 1912). Source: The Jay T. Last Collection of Graphic Arts and Social History, Huntington Digital Library.

The Manhattan Life Building was completed in 1894 and was the tallest building in New York City until 1899, when it was succeeded by
Park Row Building. Height: 106 meters (348 feet) / 18 stories high. In 1904, it extended north and its address became 64-70 Broadway. It was demolished in 1963 or 1964.


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Manhattan Life Building, between 1895 and 1901


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