The Gillender Building was built in 1897 on the NW corner of Wall Street and Nassau Street. The 20-story building was one of the tallest buildings in the City, and its elegant exterior was a "wonder of the City."
The building had an unusual footprint for a building of that height, long and narrow, and thus the amount of rentable space available was not enough to make the building economically viable.
The Gillender Building switched hands several times before finally being torn down after only 13 years in 1910 to be replaced by the much larger building that currently exists at 14 Wall Street.
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