You think yours is tall, asshole?  Look here at mine!

120 Broadway, the Equitable Life Assurance Building, a Jake Schiff hangout, is how this story starts–once upon a time.

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Earth’s first elevator equipped building, a “skyscraper”, stood from 1870 to its demise in 1912 at the hands of fire.