1:2500 scale miniature paper model, about 3.75 inches tall
This "Cathedral of Commerce" was the world's tallest skyscraper when completed in 1913. Architect Cass Gilbert felt the Gothic style best expressed the verticality of the modern city. An observation balcony at the top of the pyramidal roof and the ornate elevator lobby were once popular tourist attractions but are no longer accessible to the public.
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