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75 Livingston Street, also known as the Court Chambers Building, or the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce Building, is a 30-story 343 ft (105 m) residential cooperative tower located in Downtown Brooklyn, New York.[2]

75 Livingston Street
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General information
TypeResidential
Architectural styleGothic Revival
Location75 Livingston Street, Brooklyn, New York 11201
Coordinates40°41′31″N 73°59′30″W / 40.6919°N 73.9916°W / 40.6919; -73.9916Coordinates: 40°41′31″N 73°59′30″W / 40.6919°N 73.9916°W / 40.6919; -73.9916
Completed1926
OwnerHeights 75 Owners Corporation
Height
Roof343 ft (105 m)
Technical details
Floor count30
Design and construction
ArchitectAbraham J. Simberg
DeveloperJacob Adelman[1]

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OverviewEdit

The building was designed by architect Abraham J. Simberg, and built in 1926.[3] The building was initially designed to have a dining room on the terrace of the 25th floor and to be 430 ft high (131 m).[4]

At one time in the past, the structure was called the Court-Livingston, due to its alternate street address of 66 Court Street.[5] Originally constructed as an office tower, the building was converted into cooperative apartments in 1981. In 2010 the building was included in the Borough Hall Skyscraper Historic District, which would landmark it, as well as several of the surrounding buildings.[6][7] This inclusion came with disagreements from many residents of the building who claimed that, not only was the building's architecture not significant enough to merit landmark status, but also argued that the status would be financially adverse for those living in the building.[8] However, despite their claims the building was included in the Historic District and was land-marked in 2011.[7]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ David W. Dunlap. "A Moment in the Limelight, 30 Years Late". The New York Times. Retrieved 2016-09-09.
  2. ^ "Court Chambers Building". Emporis. Retrieved 2016-09-09.
  3. ^ "75 Livingston Street". Council Tall Buildings Urban Habitat. Retrieved 2016-09-09.
  4. ^ "Portrait of a Building as a Young High-Rise". Retrieved 2018-12-03.
  5. ^ "A Look at the Court-Livingston". Brownstoner. Retrieved 2016-09-09.
  6. ^ Carter Horsley. "75 Livingston Street". CityRealty. Retrieved 2016-09-09.
  7. ^ a b "Borough Hall Skyscraper Historic District Designation Report" (PDF). NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2016-09-09.
  8. ^ "Borough Hall Skyscraper Historic District approved". CityLand. 2012-02-15. Retrieved 2018-12-09.

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