HISTORY OF TRUMP TOWER
THE STORY BEHIND THE ICON
Trump Tower, home to the corporate offices of The Trump Organization, is one of Manhattan’s most iconic buildings. Completed in 1984, the 68 story mixed-use structure was built in New York’s “Tiffany Location”, right next door to the world famous Tiffany and Company jewelry store, located on Fifth Avenue between 56th and 57th street, this is considered to be the most prestigious intersection in all of New York City.
In 1979 Mr. Trump purchased the existing eleven-story property from Genesco with the goal of constructing the first super-luxury high rise property in New York to include high–end retail shops, office space and residential condominiums. Famed architect Der Scutt was selected to translate Mr. Trump’s vision into a dramatic, angular design covered by a singular glass curtain wall with a series of planted outdoor terraces anchoring the lower floors.continue reading