American Standard Building
40 West 40th Street
New York, NY 10018
+1 212 484 1222 (Tourist Information)
Built in 1924 for the American Radiator Company, this building was the first major design in New York by Rockefeller Center
architect, Raymond Hood. Its stepped-back pyramidal roof was one of the first of its kind, and the stark black brickwork helps it stand out as a familiar landmark of the New York skyline. At 21 stories, the tower is topped by gold terra-cotta trim. When originally lit in honor of the heating company, the stories were supposed to resemble fired coals.