One New York Plaza

One New York Plaza

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This Is a Model Of 1 New York Plaza. It is an office building in New York City, built in 1969, and is located at the intersection of South and Whitehall Streets. It is the southernmost of all Manhattan skyscrapers. In 1959 the City of New York attempted to acquire through eminent domain the land under this development as part of the Battery Park Urban Renewal Area. However the owner of the property successfully sued to retain their land, claiming they were more than willing to develop the site privately. The building is 640 feet (195 m) tall with 50 floors. The building was designed by William Lescaze & Assocs. and Kahn & Jacobs. The facade was designed by Nevio Maggiora, consisting of a boxlike "beehive" pattern with the windows recessed within, made of aluminum-clad wall elements resembling a type of thermally activated elevator button popular at the time of construction. On August 5, 1970, the building suffered a fire in which two people were killed and 35 injured. The building was renovated in 1994. Notable occupants of One New York Plaza include Salomon Brothers in its heyday, Goldman Sachs, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson, and Morgan Stanley. One New York Plaza's air-conditioning chiller depends on Con Ed's New York City steam system. On August 11, 2001, a steam turbine failed in the basement, and the damage from the resulting explosion disrupted Goldman's market-making NASDAQ activities for the day…Enjoy!
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