Post Towers, built in 1926 as the New York Evening Post Building, is a residential conversion in New York’s Financial District. The 21-story Art Deco building was the Post’s second headquarters, after the landmark building on Vesey Street.
Post Towers’ architectural distinction is the colorful geometric terra cotta design in the crown. This was recently cleaned and restored, and is best seen from across West Street.
When built, this (and all buildings on the east side of West Street) was on the waterfront. Battery Park City is built on landfill from the excavation for the original World Trade Towers.
Post Towers Vital Statistics
- Location: 75 West Street at Carlisle Street
- Year completed: 1926; converted to residential 1998
- Architect: Horace Trumbauer; conversion by Costas Kondylis
- Floors: 21
- Style: Art Deco
- National Register of Historic Places: 2000
Post Towers Recommended Reading
- Wikipedia entry
- The New York Times Residential Real Estate; Downtown Building Joins in a Conversion Trend (May 22, 1998)
- Street Easy NY listing (includes floor plans)
- City Realty review
- Emporis database
- Garden Communities (building management) website