70 Pine Street

American International Building

New York, NY 10270

  • ~$53/sqft

Sample Units

Small2,500 sqft$11,041.66 /mo est
Medium5,000 sqft$22,083.33 /mo est
Large10,000 sqft$44,166.66 /mo est
Whole Floor20,000 sqft$88,333.33 /mo est
  • 0.09 mi🚇23Wall Street
  • 0.18 mi🚇JZBroad Street
  • 0.22 mi🚇23Fulton Street
  • 0.23 mi🚇45Wall Street
  • 0.27 mi🚇ACJZFulton Street-Broadway Nassau
  • 0.3 mi🚇RWRector Street
  • 0.31 mi🚇45Fulton Street
  • 0.34 mi🚇1Rector Street
  • 0.35 mi🚇RWWhitehall Street - South Ferry
  • 0.35 mi🚇RWCortlandt Street
  • 0.37 mi🚇45Bowling Green
  • 0.41 mi🚇1Cortlandt Street
  • 0.43 mi🚇1South Ferry
  • 0.43 mi🚇EWorld Trade Center
  • 0.43 mi🚇456Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall
  • 0.46 mi🚇23Park Place
  • 0.46 mi🚇1Old South Ferry

Building Details

  • Walk Score®100
  • Noise Index0.42

The American International Building is located on <strong>70 Pine Street</strong> in the [Financial District of Manhattan] ( It was the last of the Jazz Era skyscrapers downtown. The building stands at 952 feet with 66 floors and was once the third tallest building in the world. The architects who designed the building were Clinton & Russell and Holton & George. There is an open air platform with an enclosed glass observatory on the 66th floor that is currently private for executive employees of the American International Group only. The observatory's main function is only an executive oasis during lunch hours. Originally, double decker elevators were installed in the building, but were unpopular and have since been replaced. Current tenants of the American International Building range from insurance companies, dentists and doctors to attorneys.The limestone clad tower sets back to a white colored top, like a snowcap on a mountain. The "mountain" had an open air platform with an enclosed glass observatory above, offering undoubtedly the best views of Downtown before being closed from public. It is constructed of portal framing, or designing structures using primarily steel or steel reinforced precast concrete.American International was the last skyscraper to be built in Financial District in the pre World War II years. It took until 1961 that another tall skyscraper rose to the area, in the form of One Chase Manhattan Plaza. It has a Gothic like design with a spire atop and was at one point the tallest building in the downtown area until the completion of the World Trade Center.


Financial District

Home to many of Manhattan’s major financial institutions, the aptly named Financial District is located towards the southern end of the island. Two of Manhattan’s major streets, Wall Street and Broad Street, can be found in the area. Some must-see places for businesses include the New York Stock Exchange and the Federal Reserve Bank. The South Street Seaport outdoor mall has a number of shops for employees to explore.  Furthermore, Stone Street, a pedestrian-only, cobblestone street is home to numerous restaurant and bar options.  When the weather permits, take advantage of the outdoor seating areas for optimal people-watching.  

Attractions in the area include The New York City Police Museum and the Museum of American Finance. Additionally, during times of celebration, the city comes alive for the ticker-tape parade whose route is known as the Canyon of Heroes.

For workers who put in long hours at the office and want to live nearby, the Financial District may be the perfect option for you. In terms of average rent for office space, you will be hard-pressed to beat the Financial District’s $53/sqft.  It’s no wonder companies from a number of industries have joined the likes of Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank, and American Express as office neighbors in the Financial District.

Nearby Districts Include: Tribeca, and Chinatown. 

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