William F. Lamb

William F. Lamb

William Frederick Lamb (21 November 1883 – 8 September 1952) was the principal designer of the Empire State Building.

Lamb was born in Brooklyn and studied at William College, Columbia University's School of Architecture and the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris. He joined the firm of Carrere & Hastings in 1911. In 1920 the firm changed its name to Carrère and Hastings Shreve & Lamb and, in 1925, to Shreve & Lamb, and in 1929 to Shreve, Lamb and Harmon

The firm also designed 521 Fifth Avenue, the Forbes Magazine Building, the Standard Oil Building, the Bankers Trust Building and worked with H. Craig Severence on 40 Wall Street in New York.

He died in New York.

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* [http://en.structurae.de/persons/data/index.cfm?ID=d000050 "Structurae"]
* [http://www.nyc-architecture.com/ARCH/ARCH-ShreveLamb.htm "New York Architecture"]

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