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Times Building, Times Square, New York, New York, 1962.
Times Building in Times Square, New York City, 1962

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Architect Cyrus Eidlitz Was Born
July 27, 1853

The younger Eidlitz designed numerous public buildings, including Chicago's Dearborn Station and the Buffalo Public Library. However, the New York Times Building, a steel-framed skyscraper with decorative lines and Gothic details, is probably his most famous work. It filled a triangle at the base of Longacre Square, later renamed Times Square for the building and its owner, The New York Times newspaper. When it opened, it was the second tallest building in Manhattan and soon became the backdrop for a lively theater district.
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