Bankers Trust Building Construction Photographs 1910-11
Photo #B16268
Photograph courtesy The Skyscraper Museum
While the assembled plot for the new Bankers Trust building was sizable, the location in the busy financial district meant demolition of the Gillender Building the adjacent L-shaped Stevens Building was a process of careful and comparatively slow disassembly. Here, protective staging has been erected over Wall Street and Nassau Street to provide a staging platform for the removal of debris and to protect passersby. At the top of the Gillender a cantilevered platform has been erected to allow mechanics to dismantle the building from the top down. By May 5, 1910, when the photo was taken, the domed belvedere had already been dismantled.