Cass Gilbert


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Cass Gilbert
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Gilbert, Cass,

1859–1934, American architect, b. Zanesville, Ohio, studied at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and in Europe. In 1880 he entered the employ of McKim, Mead, and White, New York City, and three years later opened his own office in St. Paul, Minn. He returned in 1899 to New York, where he became widely known for the design of the Woolworth Building (1913). This 60-story office building, with its Gothic trim, exerted considerable influence in its time on the development of the skyscraperskyscraper,
modern building of great height, constructed on a steel skeleton. The form originated in the United States. Development of the Form

Many mechanical and structural developments in the last quarter of the 19th cent. contributed to its evolution.
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. Among Gilbert's other conspicuous works are the New York Life Insurance Company Building and the Federal Courts Building, New York City; the U.S. Treasury Annex, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and the Supreme Court Building, Washington, D.C.; and public libraries in Detroit, St. Louis, and New Haven, Conn. He was consulting architect for the George Washington Bridge.

Gilbert, Cass

(1859–1934)
Designed the Woolworth Building, New York City, which was the tallest building in America for 17 years. It was ornamented with Gothic details. He also won the commission for the Minnesota State Capitol in Minneapolis, MN in 1903 and for the U.S. Customs House, New York City, in 1907.

Gilbert, Cass

(1859–1934) architect; born in Zanesville, Ohio. Trained in St. Paul, Minn., and at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, he worked with McKim, Mead and White (1880–82) and James Knox Taylor in St. Paul (1884–92). In New York (1900–30) he became known for Americanized beaux arts designs, including the U.S. Custom House (1899–1907) and the Woolworth Building (1908–13). He was president of the American Institute of Architects (1908–09) and the National Academy of Design (1926–33).
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The report was ultimately published as Cass Gilbert & Frederick Law Olmsted, Report of the New Haven Civic Improvement Commission to the New Haven Civic Improvement Committee (1910).
Beaux Arts former bank building designed by Cass Gilbert is now a 38-unit property originally created by design practice Tsao and McKown.
The tallest skyscraper in the world when it opened in 1913, the dramatic Gothic-style Woolworth Building is generally considered the masterpiece of Cass Gilbert, the New York City architect who designed it.
He was a lead member on the development team for the renovation of 184 Kent Avenue, the Cass Gilbert designed warehouse in Williamsburg that was converted into 340 luxury rental apartments.
Located at 140 58th Street in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, and designed by Cass Gilbert, BAT was commissioned to be built in 1918 as a supply base for the Army during World War I.
The property includes the ground floor, mezzanine and basement levels within the 20-story landmarked tower originally designed by American architect Cass Gilbert.
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Originally designed by architect Cass Gilbert, much of his vision was carried over throughout the conversion.
Other notable projects with other firms in which he has been involved include the renovation/ retrofit of 90 West Street, a Cass Gilbert building in Manhattan and BMW's headquarters in Woodcliff Lake, N.
While it will be adjacent to and reflective in tones and materials of the existing renowned Cass Gilbert Lobby, the exclusivity of the Woolworth Tower Club will be accentuated by a private Park Avenue entrance.
Designed by architect Cass Gilbert, the building follows a tripartite composition pattern of a base and shaft topped by a capital, which mimics the construction of a column.
Built in 1913, the vast warehouse at 184 Kent Avenue was designed by Cass Gilbert as the headquarters of Austin, Nichols & Co.