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2022-06-17 12:34:27

The windowless skyscraper in New York

In the heart of the American metropolis there is an unusual building with a height of 29 floors and reaching almost 170 meters in height. Its difference from the rest of the skyscrapers of the city is that there is not a single window in the structure! And you can notice this only by looking more closely at the house, because the facade and the general style of the building do not stand out among other similar ones.

In this article, we will figure out why such a skyscraper was built at 33 Thomas Street, consisting only of blank walls and shafts for ventilation.

Why are there no windows in the building?

The unique house was designed in the second half of the last century by the famous architect John Warnick. And the man became famous not only for his merits in the field of architecture, but also for his close connection with the kennedy family himself.

The main goal that the city authorities pursued during the construction is to build a house that will outwardly fit into the urban style and will not spoil it, while the purpose of the skyscraper should be exclusively technical.

Warnick brilliantly coped with a very difficult task, and the building without windows did not disfigure Manhattan at all.

The height of each floor of the skyscraper is five and a half meters. Of course, the ceiling height in ordinary residential apartments is much lower, so the building itself looks almost twice as high as a standard twenty-nine-story building.

The skyscraper outside is decorated with reinforced concrete panels with Swedish granite, so that literally every meter of the building can withstand a large load, up to one and a half tons.

Now in the building there are three large urban digital long-distance PBXs owned by Verizon and AT&T.

A skyscraper is the safest building in the United States

This name unusual American structure received immediately after construction. And these are not empty words: inside the skyscraper you can hold out for fourteen days even after the explosion of nuclear weapons.

By the way, you will not be able to enter the building just like that - you need a permit issued at the highest level of the country.

According to rumors, the National Security Agency of the United States of America is very interested in this structure. They plan to use it to spy on American citizens, and the focus of the entire US telephone network in one place contributes to this.

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Egor Eremeev
Current material has been prepared by Egor Eremeev
Education: Westminster University (Business & Management), London.
Egor studied and lived in the UK for 8 years and graduated from the university of Westminster. He is currently the co-founder and the director of business development at Smapse Education and personally visits foreign schools and universities, interviews students studying in those institutions.
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