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One more picture of Singer House in St Petersburg. And why. As I wrote yesterday, the management of the Singer Company initially intended to construct a skyscraper, similar to the Singer Building, the company headquarters under construction at that time in New York City, but the Saint Petersburg building code did not allow structures taller than the Winter Palace.
I was curious how looks like the Singer Building in New York. I have seen a building with a shop with many Singer sewing machines.
And what I found in Wikipedia: The Singer Building or Singer Tower was a 41-story office building in Manhattan, New York City, completed in 1908 as the headquarters of the Singer Manufacturing Company. It was located at Liberty Street and Broadway in the Financial District of Lower Manhattan. It was the tallest building in the world from 1908 to 1909. It was torn down in 1968, together with the adjacent City Investing Building, and is now the site of One Liberty Plaza. When it was razed, it became the tallest building ever to be demolished. As of 2018, it is the third-tallest building ever to be destroyed (after the World Trade Center's Twin Towers) and the tallest to be purposely demolished by its owner. I think it is interesting information. And I am glad that the fate of this house is different.


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