Why the Ruins of this N.Y. tower were moved to Indiana - IT'S HISTORY



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The lost St Paul building, Designed by George B. Post, constructed from 1895 to 1898, and named for the St. Paul Chapel across Broadway. This masterpiece once towered over lower Manhattan's Financial District as one of the first—and tallest—skyscrapers in New York City at 26 stories and 315 feet tall. Its Ionic-style colonnades stood out from the other superstructures of its time. But it was also this very same unique style that made it one of the most critically received buildings in the city's history. In the modern-day, the story of the St. Paul Building has long been lost to time but today we will bring it back to life


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IT’S HISTORY - Weekly tales of American Urban Decay as presented by your host Ryan Socash.

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New York’s Economics in the 19th Century - 1:19
The Rise of New York City’s Skyscrapers - 3:40
19th century insurance towers around the world - 4:01
Improvements in Construction for the St. Paul building - 4:25
Where were skyscrapers built? - 5:48
Who designed the St. Paul Tower? - 6:33
How did George B. Post win the commission for the Pulitzer Building? - 8:59
What made the St. Paul Building’s design so unique? - 9:38
Constructing the St. Paul Building - 12:36
Construction accidents at the St. Paul Building? - 13:45
The life of the St. Paul Building - 14:16
A word from SquareSpace - 15:28
The many criticisms of the St. Paul Building - 16:47
The fate of the St. Paul Building - 17:30
What remains of the St. Paul Building today? - 18:37
Where are the ruins of the St. Paul building? - 20:56



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