One Liberty Plaza
|One Liberty Plaza|
1 Liberty Plaza
|Location||165 Broadway, New York City, NY 10006, USA|
|Cost||$120 million (1973 USD)|
|Owner||Brookfield Office Properties|
|Roof||226.47 m (743 ft)|
|Floor area||204,000 m2 (2,200,000 sq ft)|
|Design and construction|
|Architect||Skidmore, Owings and Merrill|
|Developer||U.S. Steel Corporation|
|Structural engineer||Paul Weidlinger/Weiskopf & Pickworth LLP|
|Main contractor||Turner Construction Company|
One Liberty Plaza, formerly the U.S. Steel Building, is a skyscraper in Lower Manhattan, in New York City, at the location of the former Singer Building (tallest structure ever dismantled) and the former City Investing Building. One Liberty Plaza is currently owned and operated by Brookfield Office Properties. The building is 743 ft (226 m) tall and has 54 floors. It was completed in 1973. At 2,200,000 sq ft (200,000 m2), each floor offers almost 1 acre (0.40 ha) of office space, making it one of the largest office buildings in New York.
Its facade is black, consisting of a structural steel frame. The building was originally commissioned by U.S. Steel. It once housed the headquarters of Merrill Lynch. Currently, a variety of tenants occupy the space, from large law firms, such as Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, to public and not-for-profit agencies like the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation and the World Trade Center Memorial Foundation as well as new businesses such as Startup Institute.
To build 1 Liberty Plaza, the famous Singer Building was demolished in 1968. Finished in 1908, it was once the world's tallest building. Also the former City Investing Building adjacent to it was torn down, so 1 Liberty Plaza could be constructed at this site until 1972.
The building had a substantial renovation in 1989, which involved the creation of a new lobby and elevator system. The lobby and elevators have an extensive security system, and the building has a connection to the New York City Subway in the basement.
The building is adjacent to the World Trade Center site. Following the events of September 11, 2001, the building had broken windows and light facade damage. Brooks Brothers on the ground floor of the building was used as a temporary morgue in the days following the attack.
As of 2006, it was the 188th tallest building in the world.
One Liberty Plaza is a hub of Wall Street activity, housing the NASDAQ OMX Group Corporate Headquarters (3 floors), and RBC Capital Markets' trading floors. Major tenants are Goldman Sachs (8 floors), the Bank of Nova Scotia (5 floors), the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation, and securities law firm Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton (531 attorneys on 11 floors). It also houses the corporate headquarters of Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield, and insurance companies Zurich (North American HQ, 3 floors), Sirius America, Mutual of America, Swiss Re, Investment Technology Group, Generali, and Allianz and its subsidiaries Fireman's Fund and Interstate/Chicago.
In the Media
- One Liberty Plaza at Emporis
- Contact NASDAQ. NASDAQ.com (May 24, 2011). Retrieved on October 18, 2011.
- RBC Capital Markets – _03_O3E9791/. Advanced Trading. Retrieved on October 18, 2011.
- Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP | Lawyers. Cgsh.com. Retrieved on October 18, 2011.
- June 15. Anthem.com. Retrieved on October 18, 2011.
- Corporate Headquarters – Zurich in North America. Zurichna.com (June 9, 2011). Retrieved on October 18, 2011.
- 1 Liberty Plaza Tenants by Floor – WTC Info. WorldTradeAftermath.com (September 11, 2001). Retrieved on October 18, 2011.
- WTC Tenant Relocation Summary as of March 2002. TenantWise. Retrieved on October 18, 2011.
- Locallife Lower Manhattan – Businesses found on Liberty Plaza, New York. Locallife.com. Retrieved on October 18, 2011.
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