It stands on the east side of Church Street, between Thomas and Worth Streets, in the Civic Center neighborhood of New York City. 33 Thomas Street - 29 stores, No Windows, Only Ventilation Ports. The Long Lines Building was designed by architect John Carl Warnecke and completed in 1974. or ok just buildings

Not unless you want us both to be put on a list. 10 comments. Is there a reason why buildings in that industry could not have windows? Posted by.

no no lets just stick with villainous/evil/creepy looking buildings, Press J to jump to the feed. Close. The Verizon building by Brooklyn Bridge was the same way until they started remodeling the outside and adding glass windows recently. Here's a comment I made about it 10 years ago(! ", Exploring the role that the building has played in the history of New York technologically, politically and imaginatively, please join architectural historian Addison Godel, who published an analysis of the building’s design in terms of ideologies, fears and networks in 2015; Henrik Moltke who, with Laura Poitras, revealed the building to be an NSA hub for surveillance in their recent short documentary Project X (2016); and Lucy Teitler, a playwright and screenwriter on the television hacker drama Mr Robot, which featured a plot to blow up the building in its latest season finale. or really just any creepy looking building Counter: 110820. save hide report.

Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts, 33 Thomas Street. He co-directed the 2007 documentary film Good Copy Bad Copy and has produced several award-winning long-format radio documentaries and cross-media features. Today, it can be found in the heart of lower Manhattan at 33 Thomas Street, a … This building just radiates evil and bad vibes. Concrete walls are much cheaper to maintain than glass, but more importantly, they're much less likely to break and expose expensive and critical equipment to the elements. Moltke won the 2014 Danish Investigative Journalism Award and was nominated for the Cavling Prize, the most prestigious award in Danish journalism. The windows are because they sold off some of the floors to turn into condos. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast, Press J to jump to the feed. Those "ventilation ports" at the top probably housed microwave horns when it was built. Addison Godel is an architectural historian working on his Ph.D. at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. 33 Thomas Street, a distinctive brutalist skyscraper with no windows, is located few steps away from Swiss Institute. There must be a reason!

Wow, check out the quality of those responses 10-years ago compared to today. If you’re in the Tribeca neighborhood of Manhattan take a stroll down Thomas Street, where you’ll notice one of the buildings is a lot more terrifying than the others.

ATT Long lines building. His research concerns the role of architecture as a point of political interface between urban populations and large technological systems, focusing on case studies from New York City in the decades following World War II. The building is a telephone exchange or wire center building which contained three major 4ESS switches used for interexchange (long distance) telephony, two owned by AT&T and one formerly owned by Verizon (decommissioned in 2009).

Oh god, 29 STORIES. Formerly called the Long Lines Building, and owned by AT&T, it was designed as a telephone and communications exchange, able to withstand a nuclear attack. The building is an example of the Brutalist architectural style with its flat concrete slab facade. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. share. His recent work has appeared in The New York Times, The Intercept, and at the Whitney Museum of American Art. 33 Thomas Street, a distinctive brutalist skyscraper with no windows, is located few steps away from Swiss Institute. "...was designed to be self-sufficient and protected from nuclear fallout for up to two weeks after a nuclear blast.