For the few guesses this week's Cornerspotter drew in, the correct corner was one of them: 55th Street and Tenth Avenue. This building served the Fox Film Corporation. At the time of its construction in 1919, this $2.5 million, 150,000-square-foot structure held the title of largest motion-picture plant in the world under one roof. The building was intentionally made with the fire-resistant materials of brick, concrete, and steel to prevent fires caused by the highly flammable materials used to develop film at the time. Nowadays, the building is home to a high school and an audio post-production company.
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