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Kimball & Thompson
was the name of an architectural partnership made up of Francis H. Kimball and G. Kramer Thompson from 1892 to 1898. They were early proponents of steel frame
Steel frame usually refers to a building technique with a "skeleton frame" of vertical steel columns and horizontal -beams, constructed in a rectangular grid to support the floors, roof and walls of a building which are all attached to the frame...
d curtain-walled skyscrapers. They built several buildings in Manhattan.
- The Empire Building
The Empire Building at 71 Broadway, Manhattan, New York City is a 21 story steel framed curtain-wall skyscraper designed by Kimball & Thompson and built by Marc Eidlitz & Son in 1895. It is one of the earliest skyscrapers built on pneumatic caissons and one of the oldest still standing today. It...
at 71 Broadway,
- 26 Broadway
26 Broadway is a 31-story, 159 m, 520 ft New York City Designated Landmark at the southern tip of Manhattan at Bowling Green...
, the Manhattan Life Insurance Building
The Manhattan Life Insurance Building was a tower at 64-66 Broadway in New York City completed in 1894 to the designs of the architects of Kimball & Thompson and slightly extended north in 1904 making its new address 64-70 Broadway...
- The Rhinelander Mansion
The Gertrude Rhinelander Waldo Mansion is a French Renaissance revival mansion in New York City. Completed in 1898 it was designed by the architecture firm of Kimball & Thompson and has been more specifically credited to Alexander Mackintosh, a British-born architect who worked for Kimball &...
- Gertrude Rhinelander Waldo Residence, Madison Avenue and 72nd Street, (1898), design credited to Kimball & Thompson "but a photograph of the mansion published at or near the end of construction included the notation that it was designed by Alexander Mackintosh
Alexander Mackintosh was an American architect and architectural designer active in New York from the 1890s until his death.-Early life:...
, an obscure local practitioner."
- A minor commission was for the carriage housing for B. Altman's
B. Altman and Company was a New York City-based department store and chain founded in 1865 by Benjamin Altman which had its flagship store at Fifth Avenue and 34th Street in Midtown Manhattan from 1906 until the company closed on December 31, 1989....
horse-drawn delivery wagons (1896), which survives on West 18th Street, with completely refitted interiors.