|40 Wall Street is a
71-story skyscraper in New York City completed in 1930. It is located
on the north side of Wall St. between Broad St. and William St. It was
also the site at which the Continental Congress met while New York City
was the capital of the United States. The building is also known as the
Trump Building (which adorns the building currently) after a 1996
renovation by Donald Trump who had bought the building. It was first
known as Bank of Manhattan Trust Building when it was first finished,
however. Its pinnacle reaches 927 ft (282.5m) and was very briefly the
tallest building in the world, soon surpassed by the Chrysler Building
finished that same year.
The architects were H. Craig Severance and Yasuo Matsui.
It was hit by a US Coast Guard airplane in 1946 during a fog. The crash killed four people.