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Bryant Park Place - The Engineer's Club

Bryant Park Place A COOPERATIVE CORPORATIONORIGINALLY KNOWN AS

Bryant Park Place
A COOPERATIVE CORPORATION
ORIGINALLY KNOWN AS "THE ENGINEERS CLUB"

IN 1903, ANDREW CARNEGIE PRESENTED THE PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS OF ENGINEERS WITH A DONATION TO FUND THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A PROFESSIONAL CLUB. DESIGNED BY THE ARCHITECTS WHITFIELD & KING AND COMPLETED IN 1907, THE ENGINEERS CLUB WAS ONE OF THE FIRST "SKYSCRAPERS" IN MIDTOWN. THE ADJOINING BROWNSTONES TO THE EAST AND WEST WERE PURCHASED BY THE CLUB IN 1923 AND 1920 RESPECTIVELY.

THE CLUB'S RENOWNED MEMBERSHIP INCLUDED ANDREW CARNEGIE,
PRESIDENT HERBERT C. HOOVER, THOMAS EDISON, BRIG. GEN. CHARLES LINDBERGH,
CORNELIUS VANDERBILT, HENRY CLAY FRICK, H.H. WESTINGHOUSE AND NIKOLA TESLA.

DURING THE 19TH CENTURY, AMERICAN ENGINEERS HELPED TRANSFORM AMERICA FROM A LARGELY AGRICULTURAL NATION TO AN ARCHITECTURAL AND INDUSTRIAL EMPIRE AND A WORLD POWER. THE CLUB WAS CARNEGIE'S TRIBUTE TO ORDINARY MEN DOING EXTRAORDINARY THINGS.

BRYANT PARK PLACE STANDS TODAY AS AN ARCHITECTURAL LINK TO THE RICH HERITAGE AND PROUD TRADITIONS OF THE NATION AS IT CAME OF AGE IN THE LATE 19TH AND EARLY 20TH CENTURIES.

Submitted by @lampbane

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