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When it was completed in 1932, the Art Deco AIG building at 70 Pine St. was the third tallest building in the world. Today it ranks among the top 50 worldwide.
The Art Deco 70 Pine Street, the former AIG Building, in New York City. 290 meters / 952 feet tall

The Art Deco 70 Pine Street, the former AIG Building, in New York City. 290 meters / 952 feet tall

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70 Pine Street
Also Known As: The AIG Building
Previously Named: Cities Service Building
Location: 70 Pine Street, Lower Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA
Architect: Clinton and Russell, Holton & George
Year: 1932
Height: 290 meters / 952 feet
Stories: 66

About 70 Pine Street:

Located at 70 Pine Street, this limestone-clad Art Deco skyscraper is the tallest building in Lower Manhattan and the among the top 50 worldwide. The skyscraper originally had double-decker elevators that served two floors at a time.

70 Pine Street was first owned by Cities Service Company. For many years it was home to the much beleaguered American International Group, later renamed American International Underwriters. In the midst of scandal over a multi-billion dollar bailout and unscrupulous bonuses, AIG sold the Art Deco gem and along with a nearby building to developer Youngwoo & Associates and South Korea's Kumho Investment Bank. The building is being used for offices, with condos planned for the upper floors.

The AIG building at 70 Pine Street can be seen at the end of the movie Spiderman.

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