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New York City, Lower Manhattan, Liberty One

New York City, Lower Manhattan, Liberty One
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Source : Wikipédia

One Liberty Plaza, formerly the U.S. Steel Building, is a skyscraper in lower Manhattan, New York City, at the location of the former Singer Building (in 1968, the third tallest structure ever demolished). 1 Liberty Plaza is currently owned and operated by Brookfield Properties. The building is 743 ft (226 m) high and 54 floors. It was built in 1973. At 2,200,000 sq ft (204,000 m2), each floor offers almost 1 acre (4,047 m2) 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.

The building is bordered by Broadway, Cortlandt Street, Church Street and Liberty Plaza.

HISTORY :

The building had a large and 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 sits next to the former 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 is the 188th tallest building in the world.

Le One Liberty Plaza est un gratte-ciel, situé dans le quartier de Manhattan, à New York. Il compte cinquante-quatre étages et mesure 226 mètres. Construit dans le quartier du World Trade Center, le One Liberty Plaza a été gravement endommagé durant les attentats du 11 septembre 2001 au point que l’on a craint une chute de l’édifice.

Le gratte-ciel a un temps abrité les quartiers généraux de la société boursière du NASDAQ.
Le bâtiment a été réalisé par le cabinet d’architectes Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, dans un style international. La grande majorité de l’immeuble est en acier, car le premier commanditaire était l’U.S. Steel. La construction, qui s’est étalée sur un an, s’est achevée en 1974. L’immeuble a en outre été construit en lieu et place du magnifique Singer Building, qui fut l’un des premiers gratte-ciel, et le plus grand immeuble new-yorkais (190 mètres) à être démoli en 1968, avant la catastrophe sur le site voisin du World Trade Center.

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