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Lamb, William

William Frederick Lamb (1883 - 1952)

William Frederick Lamb, born 1883 in Brooklyn New York, was the principal designer of the Empire State Building.

Lamb studied at William College, Columbia University's School of Architecture and the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris. He joined the office 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. He died in 1952 in New York.

Important Buildings:


521 Fifth Avenue
Empire State Building
The Forbes Magazine Building
The Standard Oil Building
The Bankers Trust Building
Worked with H. Craig Severence on 40 Wall Street, New York.

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