2 Broadway

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2 Broadway
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General information
Type Office
Architectural style International
Address 2-8 Broadway
Town or city Financial District, Manhattan, New York City, New York
Country United States
Coordinates 40°42′17″N 74°00′48″W / 40.7046°N 74.0133°W / 40.7046; -74.0133
Construction started 1958
Completed 1959
Renovated 1999
Height 421 feet (128 m)
Technical details
Floor count 32
Design and construction
Architecture firm Emery Roth & Sons
Renovating team
Renovating firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
References
[1]

2 Broadway is an office building at the south end of Broadway, near Bowling Green Park in New York City. 2 Broadway was built on the site of the Produce Exchange Building.

Description and history[edit]

New York Produce Exchange (1883)

2 Broadway is a representative structure of brick with terracotta decorations. Its grand skylighted hall, based on French retail structures, cast daylight into the lower floors. Its architect was George B. Post, who built it from 1881–84.

The Produce Exchange Building was demolished in 1957 and replaced by a 32-story tower constructed in 1958-1959. The developer, Uris Buildings Corporation, first preferred a design by William Lescaze with Kahn & Jacobs, which featured a tower slab set at right angles to Broadway. However, ultimately Emery Roth & Sons was given the contract, which saw a radically different design which would fill most of the lot, with the building rising in triple setbacks. The facade is now covered in blue-green tinted glass after a makeover some years ago.[2]

In popular culture[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2 Broadway". Emporis. Retrieved 14 March 2017. 
  2. ^ "2 Broadway". Nyc-architecture.com. 

Coordinates: 40°42′17″N 74°00′48″W / 40.7046°N 74.0133°W / 40.7046; -74.0133