CitySketch – Bank of America Tower

On October 17, 1904, Amadeo Pietro Giannini founded the Bank of Italy in San Francisco to serve Italian immigrants whose fortunes were too small to be of interest to the American banks of the day. Unlike most of his fellow bankers, when the great earthquake struck San Francisco two years later Giannini was quick enoughContinue reading “CitySketch – Bank of America Tower”

CitySketch: Met Life Tower

The Met Life Tower, on 23rd Street between Madison and Park Avenues, was once the tallest building in the world. From 1909 until the Woolworth Building reared its head a couple of miles south on Broadway in 1913 there was no building on the planet that rose as high. The tower still has a bitContinue reading “CitySketch: Met Life Tower”