The Starrett-Lehigh is a 2.3 million-square-foot building that occupies an entire block in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan. The 19-story structure houses offices for a host of companies including multimedia agencies, design firms, publishers and photographers. More than 5,000 people work at the building daily. Built in the International-Art Deco Style in 1931, the glass, steel, red brick and concrete building originally served as a freight terminal for the Lehigh Valley Railroad Company, which rolled trains into its ground floor. “Its unique construction offered railway freight cars access from the west side car float pier directly into the building for unloading and storage,” according to the Starrett-Lehigh website. “Freight cars carried by boat from New Jersey would be moved in 30-foot elevators to truck pits on upper floors.” The Starrett Corporation, a real estate investment firm, co-owned the building that also featured a warehouse/factory and offices. The Starrett-Lehigh was featured in the International Exhibition of Modern Architecture at the Museum of Modern Art in 1932, and was later declared a New York City Landmark. I was standing on the High Line, a former elevated train line transformed into a promenade-park on the West Side, when I took this photo of the north side of the Starrett-Lehigh.