|Location||Chinatown, New York|
|Management||Mitchell-Lama Housing Program?|
|Roof||433 feet (132 m)|
|Design and construction|
|Architect||Horowitz & Chun|
|Structural engineer||Rosenwasser / Grossman|
|Main contractor||DeMatteis Organizations|
Confucius Plaza Apartments is a limited-equity housing cooperative in Chinatown, Manhattan, New York City. The 44-story coop brown brick tower block complex (433 ft (132 m)) with 762 apartments was constructed in 1975 at a cost of $38,387,000. The building was the first major public-funded housing project built for almost exclusively Chinese Americans.
The complex contains 762 apartments, the Yung Wing Public School, P.S. 124 (K-8), shops, community space and a day-care center. The complex is located north of Chatham Square at the intersection of Bowery and Division Street.
One of the most frequently visited landmarks in Chinatown is the 15-foot bronze statue of Confucius, the Chinese philosopher, in front of the complex. Sculpted by Liu Shih, the statue was presented by the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association as a token of appreciation, and to commemorate the U.S. bicentennial. At its base, a Confucian proverb is inscribed aside an American Flag, praising a just government with remarkable leaders of wisdom and ability.
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