The building was designed by the architectural firm of Cross and Cross. Although Cross and Cross described the building as having no particular architectural style, it was described at the time as being in the style then known as "modern classic", with minimal art deco ornamentation. Originally designed in 1929 to be the world's tallest building at 846.4 feet (258.0 m), with a pyramidal top and a budget of $9,500,000, Depression era realities resulted in a scaled back, 741-foot (226 m) tall building, New York City's fourth tallest building at the time. It remained among the top ten tallest buildings in New York until 1970. Today, as the sixth tallest building in downtown Manhattan, and the 27th tallest in New York City, it is still among the most prominent buildings in the city skyline.
In 1996, the building was designated a City Landmark by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission.  In 2006, the building served as a fictional branch location of the "Manhattan Trust Bank", in the movie, Inside Man, and, in 2009, it served as several different bank locations in the Fringe episode "Safe." The building also makes an appearance in the film Wall Street.
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