Beautiful New York

A Celebration of the City

The Top 100 Greatest NYC Buildings — #87

87-clock-towerLong Island City Clock Tower

Architect: Morrell Smith
Style: Art Deco
Use: Offices
Opened: 1927
Borough: Queens

In spite of its LIC location, this grand clock tower (dubbed “the first skyscraper in Queens”) was originally dedicated to the Bank of Manhattan Company. The tower, designed by Queens-native Smith, was once the tallest building in the borough and was quickly made a New York City Landmark in 2015 following rumored reports of a modern office building taking its place.


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