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225 Liberty Street

225 Liberty Street
Two World Financial Center.jpg
General information
LocationWest Street between Liberty Street and Vesey Streets
New York, NY 10007, United States
Coordinates40°42′45″N 74°00′55″W / 40.71250°N 74.01528°W / 40.71250; -74.01528
Construction started1984
Completed1987
Cost$800 million (USD)
OwnerBrookfield Office Properties
Height
Roof645 ft (197 m)
Technical details
Floor count44
Floor area2,667,222 sq ft (247,793.0 m2)[1]
Design and construction
ArchitectHaines Lundberg Waehler, Cesar Pelli & Associates
Structural engineerThornton-Tomasetti Engineers

225 Liberty Street, formerly Two World Financial Center, is a skyscraper in New York City, located at 225 Liberty Street in the Financial District of the New York City borough of Manhattan. Rising 645 feet (197 m), the building is the second tallest of the four buildings in the World Financial Center complex that stands in southwest Manhattan, and the 97th tallest in the city. It is similar in design to 200 Vesey Street, except that its roof is dome-shaped rather than 3 WFC's solid pyramid design. It is notably similar in design to One Canada Square in London's Canary Wharf development. Canary Wharf was, like the World Financial Center, a project by Canadian developers Olympia and York, and One Canada Square was designed by the same architects.

The building is home to Meredith, BNY Mellon, Hudson's Bay Company, Commerzbank, First Data, Oppenheimer Funds, Inc., State Street Corporation, McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, LLP, Thacher Proffitt & Wood, LLP, and several divisions of France Telecom, among other companies. It is an example of postmodern architecture, as designed by Cesar Pelli & Associates, and contains over 2,491,000 square feet (231,400 m2) of rentable office area. It connects to the rest of the World Financial Center complex through a courtyard leading to the Winter Garden, a dramatic glass-and-steel public space with a 120-foot vaulted ceiling under which there is an assortment of trees and plants, including sixteen 12-meter palm trees from the Mojave Desert.[2]

Though the building has a nominal address on Liberty Street, its most prominent facade is on West Street between Liberty and Vesey Streets. The building, formerly the Two World Financial Center, was renamed when the rest of the complex was renamed Brookfield Place in 2014.[3]

225 Liberty Street had been severely damaged by the falling debris when the World Trade Center towers collapsed due to the September 11 attacks. The building had to be closed for repairs from September 11, 2001 until May 2002 as a result of damage sustained in the terrorist attacks.[4]

On April 12, 2012, a "suspicious package" was delivered to the building, prompting an evacuation. The New York City Police Department (NYPD)'s Emergency Services Unit determined the packages to be harmless.[5]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Two World Financial Center". Skyscraper Center. CTBUH. Retrieved October 7, 2018.
  2. ^ "2 World Financial Center, New York - Building Info". Aviewoncities.com. Retrieved February 1, 2016.
  3. ^ "Brookfield Place New York". Brookfield Place New York. Archived from the original on July 9, 2014. Retrieved February 1, 2016.
  4. ^ "Two World Financial Center, New York City | 115594". Emporis. Retrieved February 1, 2016.
  5. ^ Michael Billera (April 12, 2012). "World Financial Center Evacuation:Suspicious Package Contained 'Novelty Grenade'". Ibtimes.com. Retrieved February 1, 2016.

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