A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from December 03, 2012
Crown Jewel of Wall Street (40 Wall Street)

40 Wall Street (The Trump Building) is a 72-floor building that was the tallest building in the world when it opened in 1930; it is the tallest mid-block building in New York City. The building had previously been known as the Bank of Manhattan Trust building.

The nickname “Crown Jewel of Wall Street” for 40 Wall Street has been cited in print since at least 1989.


Wikipedia: 40 Wall Street
The Trump Building is a 70-story skyscraper in New York City. Originally known as the Bank of Manhattan Trust building, and also known as Manhattan Company Building, it was later known by its street address 40 Wall Street when its founding tenant merged to form the Chase Manhattan Bank. The building, between Nassau Street and William Street in Manhattan, New York City, was completed in 1930 after only 11 months of construction.
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In 1998, the building was designated a landmark by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission. The tower is the tallest mid-block building in New York City.

Wired New York
40 Wall Street – The Trump Building
40 Wall Street, corner of Wall and Broad Streets
Height: 927 ft (283 m), floors: 72
Architect H. Craig Severance and Yasuo Matsui
Developer: Bank of Manhattan Trust Company
Construction started: 1929, completed: 1930
Use: Office
Aliases: Trump building, Bank of Manhattan Trust building
Building Materials: steel structure, limestone
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Originally the headquarters of the bank of Manhattan
Renovated in 1996 by Donald Trump
Tallest building in the world for a brief period in 1930
Also known as The Crown Jewel of Wall Street or as the Trump building

New York (NY) Times
Marcos Holdings Shedding Web of Intrigue
Published: August 20, 1989
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Mr. Bernstein acknowledges that 40 Wall Street needs a major upgrading that could cost as much as $40 million for its 1 million square feet. He said he wants to make the building the ‘’crown jewel of Wall Street.’’

Google Books
100 of the World’s Tallest Buildings
By Ivan Žaknić, Matthew Smith,\ and Dolores B. Rice
Mulgrave, Victoria, Australia: The Images Publishing Group Pty. Ltd.
1998
Pg. 160:
This deck— although very cramped — was open free of charge during business hours, up until World War In 1996, Donald J. Trump announced a rehabilitation and conversion of this building, the “Crown Jewel of Wall Street” to its original grandeur, with “3,500 brand new Wausau windows, two 1,300-ton York chillers, state-of-the-art safety and communications systems, annd all new Italian marble and bronze lobby.”

BrandChannel
Duane Reade Opens Premium Drugstore ‘Experience’ on Wall Street
Posted by Sheila Shayon on July 5, 2011 05:00 PM
Walgreens’ New York-centric Duane Reade division is throwing a red carpet opening tonight for its flagship store on Wall Street. That’s right — a VIP bash to celebrate opening a new drugstore in a city that has one (it seems) on every other corner.
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The 22,000-sq.-ft. new location will be open 24/7, in The Trump Building at 40 Wall Street, an iconic address that once upon a time was a bank hall known as the “Crown Jewel of Wall Street” and touted as the tallest building in the world.

flickr
The Symmetry of 40 Wall Street
By RBudhu
Ryan Budhu
This photo was taken on July 27, 2011 using a Canon EOS 7D.
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COMMENTS
Mick Canon (17 months ago)
The Crown Jewel of Wall Street! Wow! What a great close up Ryan! Fantastic detail. Beautiful architecture! The colors in the background really compliments the building. Well done.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityBuildings/Housing/Parks • Monday, December 03, 2012 • Permalink