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American International Building

70 Pine Street, Financial District
New York City NY United States

Status:built
Construction Dates
  Began1930
  Finished1932
Floor Count66
Floors to Floor4 m
Elevator Count36
Building Uses
 - office
Structural Types
 - highrise
Architectural Style
 - art deco
Materials
 - glass
 - masonry
 - steel

 Heights ValueSource / Comments 
Spire290.2 mEmporis.com
Roof259.1 mEmporis.com

Description
Companies
- Architect: Clinton & Russell, Holton & George
- Main Tenant: American International Group (AIG)
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Facts & Description

- World Headquarters of the American International Group, now usually referred to as AIG.

- This building was built for the Cities Service Company, a utility business. Cities Service later became CITGO. It sold the building to American International in 1976 when it moved its headquarters to Tulsa, Oklahoma.

- The building has an small but sumptuous enclosed glass observatory just under its spire on the 66th floor, as well as an open-air viewing platform just below it. However, both the platform and observatory are now closed to the public, and can only be accessed by AIG executives and employees.

- This building makes an appearance at the end of the movie "Spiderman", though it has been "moved" to Midtown for the scene.

- After the September 11th Terrorist Attacks, the American International building is now once again the tallest building in Lower Manhattan.

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