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CaptionThe 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. --- --- --- The building was designed by H. Craig Severance along with Yasuo Matsui associate architect and Shreve & Lamb consulting architects. Edward F. Caldwell & Co. designed the lighting. Der Scutt of Der Scutt Architect designed the lobby and entrance renovation. Its pinnacle reaches 927 feet [282.5 m] and was very briefly the tallest building in the world soon surpassed by a spire attached to the Chrysler Building a few months later. --- --- --- Uptown at 405 Lexington Avenue the Chrysler Building developers were in the works to top 40 Wall Street. By October 1929 tycoon Walter Chrysler used his secret weapon to win the race to the top; a 125-foot [38 m] stainless steel spire was clandestinely assembled in the Chrysler Building's crown and hoisted into place bringing it to a height of 77 stories or 1 046 feet 319 m. --- --- --- The builders pointed out that the observation deck in the Bank of Manhattan Building was nearly 100 feet 30 m above the top floor in the Chrysler Building whose surpassing spire was strictly ornamental and essentially inaccessible. However such trivialities became a moot point when the Empire State Building was completed eleven months later in 1931 becoming the world’s tallest building at 1 250 feet [380 m] in both of those categories.
HeadlineUnarguably the tallest for a few months in 1930: The race with the Chrysler building ended in a debate over whether the surprise decorative Chrysler spire should be counted
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