Category:Former New York Life Insurance Company Building

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Former New York Life Insurance Company Building 
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Instance of office building
Location Manhattan, United States of America
Architectural style
  • Renaissance Revival architecture
  • Mediterranean Revival architecture
Heritage designation
  • New York City Landmark (10 February 1987)
  • place listed on the National Register of Historic Places (28 June 1982)
Authority control
NRHP reference number: 82003376

40° 42′ 57.6″ N, 74° 00′ 14.4″ W

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The former New York Life Insurance Company Building at 346 Broadway (also known as 108 Leonard Street) between Leonard Street and Catherine Lane in the Tribeca neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City was built in 1894-99 in the Italian Renaissance Revival style. Architect Stephen Decatur Hatch was commissioned in 1894 to extend to the east the building that existed on the site. Hatch died before the project could be completed, and it was taken over by McKim, Mead & White, who executed Hatch's design. During the construction of the extension, the company decided to replace the original building entirely, and the new building was designed by Stanford White of McKim, Mead & White, integrating Hatch's design. NY Life left the building in 1928, and it has housed NYC municipal offices since 1967. The building and its interior were designated NYC landmarks in 1995. (Sources: Guide to NYC Landmarks (4th ed.) and AIA Guide to NYC (4th ed.))